STUDIO CITY—A woman in her 50s died after she was stabbed in the neck after leaving a Metro Train on Monday, April 22.

The incident transpired on the 3900 block of Lankershim Boulevard shortly after 5 a.m. The LAPD received a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Stabbing at 5:30 a.m. The suspect attacked the victim while she was on the train and when the train stopped at the Universal City Station, she exited onto the platform. The suspect exited and fled on foot.

Paramedics were called to the scene to treat and transport the victim to a local hospital where she later died. The name of the victim has not been announced to the public.

LA Metro posted on X Monday morning:

“B LINE: Trains SKIP Universal/Studio City due to police activity. For alternate service, use North Hollywood and ride back to Universal via Metro bus shuttles or Line 224. Follow announcements.”

Metro was offering free rides to the public in honor of Earth Day (April 22).

Around 5:30 a.m., North Hollywood patrol officers were in the region of Ventura and Vineland when they saw a person who resembled the suspect description from the attack. The officers detained the person until Operations Valley Bureau Homicide detectives could interview him.

Photo courtesy of the LAPD.

After interviewing witnesses and reviewing available evidence, the person, later identified as Elliot Tramel Nowden, 45, from Los Angeles. He was booked for 187(A)PC-Murder and is being held on $2,000,000. bail. Booking number 6796711. Investigators strongly believe there are additional, unreported victims of Nowden.

No details on a motive for the stabbing have been released to the public.

Anyone with additional details that may further aid in this investigation is asked to contact Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to