Man arrested following stabbing in Bixby Park, police say

A man was arrested following a reported stabbing Sunday afternoon in Bixby Park, police said.

Officers arrived in the area of Lindero Avenue and Ocean Boulevard around 3:08 p.m. and found a man suffering from stab wounds to his upper body, according to the Long Beach Police Department.

The victim was in the area when he got into a verbal dispute with another man, which then escalated to a stabbing, police said.

During their investigation, officers located the suspect in the nearby area, arrested him and seized a knife, according to the LBPD.

The victim was transported to a local area trauma center, according to a Long Beach Fire Department spokesperson. His wounds are considered non-life-threatening, according to police.

The identity of the victim and the suspect were not released by police.

The investigation is ongoing, police said.

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Anthony Pignataro is an investigative reporter and editor for the Long Beach Post. He has close to three decades of experience in journalism leading numerous investigations and long-form journalism projects for the OC Weekly and other publications. He joined the Post in May 2021.
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