2 men stabbed, 1 arrested following altercation among homeless

A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing two other men arguing with each other outside a liquor store in the Washington neighborhood Sunday afternoon, police said.

Police responded to reports of a stabbing at about 2:30 p.m. in the 300 block of W. Anaheim Street, according to Long Beach police spokeswoman Arantxa Chavarria.

Once there, police located a victim with stab wounds to his upper and lower body and another victim with minor lacerations to his upper body.

Paramedics transported one of the victims to a local hospital and treated the other victim at the scene.

Chavarria said both victims were having a verbal argument outside the business when the suspect attacked them with a sharp object.

“The suspect had fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival but was located by officers a few blocks away from where the initial incident occurred,” Chavarria said.

The suspect was taken into custody and will be booked, she said.

All three men are believed to be experiencing homelessness.

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Stephanie Rivera is the immigration and diversity reporter for the Long Beach Post. 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.