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Authorities are investigating a stabbing that left a man injured early Friday morning in Long Beach’s California Heights neighborhood, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

Police say officers responded around 12:37 a.m. to a call of an assault with a deadly weapon in the 3600 block of Elm Avenue, just east of Long Beach Boulevard.

At the scene, officers found the man suffering from stab wounds to the upper body and he was transported by Long Beach Fire Department personnel to a local hospital, the LBPD said, adding that the man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

“Preliminary investigation suggests the victim was walking in the 3600 block of Elm Avenue when he encountered a male adult suspect,” according to the LBPD. “After a brief verbal interaction, the suspect stabbed the victim.”

During the attack, the man was eventually able to fend off the suspect who then fled the scene in an unknown direction before officers arrived, police said.

No suspect information is known at this time, and the investigation is ongoing, police said.

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