Police say woman stabbed after dispute with relative who fled the scene on foot

A early-morning family dispute led to a woman being stabbed Wednesday but police said that her injuries are expected to be non-life threatening.

LBPD officers responded to a residence in the Saint Francis neighborhood on the 5700 block Orizaba Avenue at 2 a.m. Wednesday where they found a woman with stab wounds to her upper body, police said.

The stabbing came after the woman and a male relative got into an argument that escalated into violence, according to police.

Police did not say how the two are related but the woman was transported to a local hospital to be treated for her wounds while the male suspect fled from the house on foot before police arrived. The investigation is ongoing, police said.

Support our journalism.

Hyperlocal news is an essential force in our democracy, but it costs money to keep an organization like this one alive, and we can’t rely on advertiser support alone. That’s why we’re asking readers like you to support our independent, fact-based journalism. We know you like it—that’s why you’re here. Help us keep hyperlocal news alive in Long Beach.

Jason Ruiz has been covering City Hall for the Post for nearly a decade. A Long Beach resident, Ruiz graduated from Cal State Long Beach with a degree in journalism. He and his wife Kristina and, most importantly, their dog Mango, live in Long Beach. He is a particularly avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and the UCLA Bruins, which is why he sometimes comes to work after the weekend in a grumpy mood.
- ADVERTISEMENT -

More