17-year-old stabbed after family dispute in Washington neighborhood

Medics took a 17-year-old to the hospital after a family member stabbed him during a dispute in their home near Washington Middle School, authorities said.

Police said the stabbing happened around 6:55 p.m. Tuesday in the 300 block of W. 15th Street after the teenager and an adult family member had gotten into an altercation.

A fire department crew took the teenager to a local hospital to treat a stab wound to his upper body, and police arrested the family member on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said. He was held in lieu of $30,000 bail, according to authorities.

Police did not say what the dispute was about.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children, Paul and Simon.