A series of stabbings in Long Beach Monday left a woman dead, three men injured, and a man in custody, police said.
The first stabbing occurred about 5:35 a.m. in the 1100 block of Atlantic Avenue, Brandon Fahey of the Long Beach Police Department told City News Service.
A woman with stab wounds to her upper body was taken to a hospital, where she died, Fahey said. Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.
About 6:25 a.m., officers were sent to the 700 block of Olive Avenue on a report of a stabbing. A man with stab wounds to his upper body was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
About 7:05 a.m., officers were sent Ocean Boulevard and Fourth Place on a report of a stabbing and found two males with stab wounds to their upper bodies. One victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and the other victim was treated at the scene.
A man believed to be homeless, who was in possession of a knife, was arrested at the scene of the stabbing on Ocean Boulevard and Fourth Place, Fahey said.
“Due to the similar circumstances among the incidents, detectives are working to determine if the stabbings are related and to determine the suspect’s involvement in each incident,” Fahey said. “At this time, detectives do not believe there is an active threat to public safety.”
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police homicide detectives at 562-570-7244, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.