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A man in Long Beach suffered non-life threatening injuries to his upper body when he was stabbed from behind by an assailant who fled the scene on foot, authorities said Thursday.

Officers dispatched about 7:20 p.m. Wednesday to the 1700 block of Coronado Avenue located the man suffering from a stab wound to the upper body, the Long Beach Police Department reported.

He told officers he was walking in the area when a man approached him from behind, stabbed him and fled. Paramedics rushed the victim to a hospital.

A motive for the stabbing was not immediately known, and police had no suspect description.

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