A Long Beach woman was arrested Wednesday night on suspicion of stabbing another woman, who was hospitalized but expected to survive her injuries, police said.
A Long Beach Police Department spokesperson said that officers responded to the area of Pacific Coast Highway and Pacific Avenue around 11:10 p.m. to reports of a stabbing. When the officers arrived, they found a woman with stab wounds to her upper torso.
Despite the victim not being able to communicate with officers due to her condition, officers were able to figure out that another woman and the victim had been in an altercation that escalated into a stabbing, police said.
Claudine Coleman, 50, of Long Beach, was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. Her bail was set at $30,000.
The spokesperson said that Coleman and the victim knew each other, but the nature of their relationship is currently unknown. An investigation is ongoing to try to determine how they knew each other.