Police investigate separate stabbings near Downtown, Alamitos Bay

Long Beach police are investigating two separate stabbings that took place overnight.

The first stabbing occurred at about 8:20 p.m. near Alamitos Bay in the area of the 6200 block of East Pacific Coast Highway, which is near Loynes Drive, police said. When officers arrived, they found a man with cuts to his upper torso but in stable condition.

Robert Matthews, 48, from Long Beach was arrested in connection with the stabbing, police said, and he was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at the Long Beach Jail. He was being held on $30,000 bail.

The stabbing seemed to have stemmed from an argument between the two men that escalated, according to a preliminary investigation from police. The investigation is ongoing.

A second stabbing took place Friday at 3:30 a.m. about five miles to the west.

Officers dispatched to the area of 600 E Third Street found a woman with a cut to her upper torso, police said. Long Beach Fire Department medics transported her to a local hospital in a stable condition, according to the LBPD.

Amarri Dawson, 21, from Long Beach was arrested in connection to that incident, police said. Dawson was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon at the Long Beach Jail and was being held on $30,000 bail, according to police.

The reason for the stabbing was still unknown, police said.

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Sebastian Echeverry is the North Long Beach reporter through the Report for America program. Philanthropic organizations pledged to cover the local donor portion of his grant-funded position with the Long Beach Post. If you want to support Sebastian's work, you can donate to his Report for America position at lbpost.com/support.