Man stabs women during domestic dispute near LBCC, police say

A stabbing about a block away from Long Beach City College’s Pacific Coast Campus sparked a search for the attacker Monday morning.

The stabbing happened around 10:30 a.m. and left a woman with wounds to her upper body along Pacific Coast Highway just west of Orange Avenue, according to police.

Medics took the woman to the hospital to treat the wounds, which weren’t life-threatening, Long Beach police spokesman Ben Hearst said.

At the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Martin Luther King Boulevard Long Beach Police take a man into custody possibly wanted in a stabbing a woman, who was found stabbed in the 1100 bock of Pacific Cast Highway. Long Beach California, Monday, March 11, 2019. Photo by Stephen Carr

Police take a man into custody after a stabbing along Pacific Cast Highway on Monday, March 11. Photo by Stephen Carr

Officers were quickly able to track down a man believed to be the attacker, Hearst said. They took him into custody at a nearby 7-Eleven on the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue.

Investigators determined the stabbing was prompted by a domestic dispute, police said.

Officers also found a knife, Hearst said. The man’s name wasn’t immediately available.

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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.