LONG BEACH, Calif. (KABC) — One person was killed and three others injured in knife attacks at multiple locations in Long Beach Monday morning, authorities said.
The Long Beach Police Department said a suspect was arrested but could not confirm all of the incidents are related.
Shortly after 5:30 a.m., officers went to the 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue and found a woman with stab wounds to her torso. The victim was taken to the hospital, where she died.
Over the next few hours, officers at other locations across the city responded.
Just before 6:30 a.m., officers found a man with stab wounds in the 700 block of Olive Street. The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. At approximately 7:05 a.m., two other men were found with stab wounds to their upper bodies in the Ocean Boulevard and 4th Place area.
One of those victims was also taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the other was treated at the scene, police said.
A man believed to be homeless has been arrested in possession of a knife near the scene of the latest stabbing, the department’s Michael Pennino said during a news conference Monday morning. However, investigators are still trying to determine what connection this man had to the incidents and whether all of the stabbings were carried out by the same person.
The authorities do not assume an active threat to the population.
DEVELOPMENT: More details will be added to this report as they become available.
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