One man was stabbed by another man near the 7th Street/Metro Center Station Wednesday and the suspect who was handcuffed escaped custody.

The stabbing occurred around 5:40 p.m at the intersection of 7th and Flower streets, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Melissa Podny.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of his stab wounds. His condition was unknown, Podny said.

How the suspect managed to escape after he was handcuffed is unclear. The LAPD has set up a perimeter to search for the suspect, Podny said.

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