Police identify man accused of stabbing on Albuquerque train

March 20, 2022 GMT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a man suspected of stabbing a passenger and a security guard on a commuter rail train in Albuquerque and also injuring another passenger.

Albuquerque police said 33-year-old Luis Sanchez was arrested in connection with the Saturday afternoon incident on a Rail Runner train and he’s facing several charges.

It was unclear Sunday if Sanchez has a lawyer yet who can speak on his behalf.

Police said the two people stabbed were taken to a hospital and one was listed in critical condition.

Rail Runner officials said the suspect got into an argument with another male passenger as the train traveled between stations.

As security attempted to escort him off, police say Sanchez allegedly stabbed a security guard and a woman and slashed another woman on one of her shoulders.

Authorities said Sanchez got off the train and ran down the tracks before he was arrested.