Man stabbed during attempted robbery in Zaferia

Long Beach police are investigating after a man walked into a local hospital shortly before 2 p.m. on Friday with stab wounds to his upper body, authorities said.

The man told police he was walking near the intersection of Anaheim Street and Stanley Avenue, when a man approached him and demanded cash, police spokeswoman Shaunna Dandoy said.

“When the victim refused, a physical altercation occurred which resulted in the stabbing,” she said.

Officers went to the area but couldn’t find the suspect, Dandoy said. The victims wounds are non-life threatening and did not report anything stolen, she said.

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Valerie Osier is a breaking news and crime reporter for the Long Beach Post. She’s a Riverside native who found her love for journalism while at community college. She graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach journalism program in 2017 and covered the Palos Verdes Peninsula for the Daily Breeze prior to coming to the Post. She lives in Long Beach with her husband, Steven, and her cat/child, Jones.