Police say they’ve arrested a man suspected of stabbing a liquor store worker following a dispute Tuesday night.
The stabbing occurred just after 7:30 p.m. in the 100 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, according to the Long Beach Police Department.
The suspect, according to police, entered the liquor store and started a dispute.
When the liquor store worker tried to walk him out of the store, the suspect got angry and stabbed him with a screwdriver in the upper body, police said.
Authorities arrived at the scene shortly after and transported the liquor store worker to a local hospital for treatment, police said, adding that his injuries were not life-threatening.
Though the suspect fled the scene following the stabbing, officers located him nearby, police said.
During the interaction, the suspect was uncooperative, which resulted in officers physically taking him down and into custody in connection with the stabbing, police said. A screwdriver was found in his possession, authorities said.
After being medically cleared at a hospital, the suspect, who police did not immediately identify, was transported to Long Beach City Jail for booking.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.