Female Patient Stabbed Inside Long Beach Hospital

A woman was stabbed inside a Long Beach hospital today and her attacker was arrested shortly after, authorities said.

The stabbing happened at about 3:00AM inside St. Mary Medical Center, on the 400 block of East 10th Street, Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) Lt. Mark Coble said.

The woman, who was a patient at the hospital, was attacked in her room by a man with whom she had some sort of relationship, according to Coble. She was hospitalized in stable condition and is expected to survive, he said.

"The preliminary investigation indicated a domestic dispute escalated to a stabbing," LBPD spokeswoman Marlene Arrona stated. "The suspect was visiting the patient’s room when a domestic dispute escalated and the stabbing occurred."

Arriving officers were able to find the suspect a short distance from the hospital.

The suspect, described only as a man in his 30s, was booked for attempted murder and domestic violence. He is being held at Long Beach City Jail with a bail set at $1.4 million. 

The investigation remains ongoing.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Editor's note: this story was updated at 2:52PM with information on the incident and suspect.



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