SANTA MONICA—On Wednesday, October 12, Francis Napack, of Los Angeles, was charged with the attempted murder of two deputies. The incident occurred on October 4, at the Expo Line Metro Station in Santa Monica where Napack allegedly attempted to stab two officers with a knife that he had in each of his hands. The deputies were stationed in the region to monitor and protect the area. Two kitchen knives were recovered at the scene by authorities
Napack, 31, was shot on site in the torso by one of the deputies and was hospitalized and reported to be in critical condition. Neither deputy was harmed by the attack. He is being charged with two counts of attempted murder on a peace officer and two accounts of assault on a peace officer.
He is scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday, October 13 at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. If convicted, Napack could face up to life in prison. His bail is expected to be set at more than $2 million.
The Expo Line Metro Station in Santa Monica is considered busy near the Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica High School, and Santa Monica City Hall. The metro stop was temporarily closed while the police investigated the scene. It was re-opened to the public later in the day.