A man was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover after being stabbed Sunday night near the Downtown area, according to police.

Long Beach police said the victim told officers he was in an alley when he got into an argument with a man at around 7:20 p.m. at the 100 block of West 12th Street. The disagreement escalated, and the suspect stabbed the man in the upper body, police said.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived.