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.