2 arrested for allegedly stabbing man in parking lot Saturday night

A man was transported to a local hospital after he was stabbed by a group at an East Long Beach parking lot Saturday night, according to authorities.

Two men were arrested later that night in connection with the stabbing, police spokeswoman Jennifer De Prez said.

Police responded to the initial incident at about 9 p.m. on East 7th Street near Roycroft Avenue.

When officers arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with multiple lacerations to his upper body, De Prez said. The victim claimed he had been stabbed by a group of male and female suspects.

Long Beach paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspects had fled the scene in a vehicle before police arrived, according to De Prez, but later in the evening officers were able to locate the suspects’ vehicle near 4th Street and Rose Avenue in the North Alamitos Beach neighborhood and conducted a traffic stop.

Police arrested Edwin Garcia and Anthony Montes-Santos, both 20-year-olds from Long Beach, and booked them for assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm.

Garcia is being held on $30,000 bail and Montes-Santos is being held on $30,500 bail. He was also booked for an unrelated outstanding warrant.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. Growing up as one of six kids in the working-class immigrant suburb of South Gate, she was taught the importance of civic engagement and to show compassion for others. After graduating from CSULB with a degree in journalism, Stephanie worked for Patch Latino and City News Service before coming to the Long Beach Post in 2015. An avid Harry Potter fan, Stephanie now lives in Bixby Knolls with her boyfriend and their bearded dragon, Austin.