Man Stabbed To Death During Downtown Fight

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A man was stabbed to death Wednesday during a fight with two other men in downtown Los Angeles, police said.

The crime happened at about 2 a.m. near the Chase Bank building in the 800 block of South Hill Street, Los Angeles police Lt. Paul Vernon said.

The man, in his 40s, died on the sidewalk, Vernon said. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

Police sought two men who were seen running from the scene, Vernon said. No descriptions were released of the suspects.

“We don’t know if this was a robbery or just a dispute,” Vernon said.

A security guard from another building discovered the body just before 4 a.m., Vernon said. Vernon said the victim appeared to have been a transient.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call police Detective Al Marengo, (213) 972-1249; or Crime Stoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.

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