A 68-year-old man was stabbed to death in El Monte early Sunday, authorities said.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies are assisting El Monte Police with the investigation into the deadly encounter on the 10000 block of Garvey Avenue at 12:35 a.m., according to Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and pronounced dead, Navarro-Suarez said.

The male suspect fled the location, but no further details were available.

Anyone with information about the attack is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500 or `Crime Stoppers’ at 800-222-8477.

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