A woman was stabbed to death Saturday in Long Beach and a suspect was arrested by police after an unspecified use of force.

The stabbing was reported at 6:18 a.m. in the 2000 block of Coolidge Street, according to Long Beach police.

Witnesses told police they saw the suspect running toward the 91 Freeway near Paramount Avenue. Officers caught up with the suspect and tried to detain him but the suspect refused to comply with their commands, police said. That’s when an unspecified use of force occurred.

The victim’s name was withheld pending notification of next of kin.

The murder suspect has been identified as 31-year-old Kevin Ngo, a Long Beach resident, police reported.

Ngo was booked on one count of murder and was currently being held on $2 million bail.

A motive for the stabbing was unknown, police said. Anyone with information this stabbing was asked to call Long Beach Homicide detectives at 562-570-7244. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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