Man tells police he was stabbed while walking near MLK Park

A man in the hospital told police he’d been stabbed while he was walking near Martin Luther King Jr. Park early Thursday morning, police said.

The attack happened some time shortly before 12:50 a.m., which is when police headed to the hospital to talk with the man who had wounds to his lower torso that didn’t appear to be life-threatening, LBPD Sgt. Alvino Herrera said.

When officers questioned the man, they found out the attack happened in the 1900 block of Lemon Avenue. That’s where he was approached by someone he didn’t know who attacked him, according to police.

“Assisting officers drove to the area where the incident occurred and could not locate a crime scene,” Herrera said. “They also did not locate the suspect.”

Police are still investigating.

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Jeremiah Dobruck is the breaking news editor for the Long Beach Post. He began his journalism career in 2007 as an intern at Palos Verdes Peninsula News and has worked for The Forum Newsgroup in New York City, the Daily Pilot and the Press-Telegram. He lives in Torrance with his wife, Lindsey, and their two young children.