ALTADENA (CBS) — Officials say a 47-year-old man was stabbed to death Saturday afternoon in Altadena.

The fatal stabbing was reported at 1:27 p.m. in the 900 block of Mariposa Street, said Deputy Guillermina Saldana of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau.

The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to a hospital where he died, Saldana said.

The man was found lying on the sidewalk in front of the apartment building. Authorities said the man was declared dead after 5 p.m.

Late Saturday, police announced they arrested the man’s 55-year-old wife for the murder.

A knife believed to be the murder weapon was recovered in the couple’s apartment.

The cause of the stabbing is under investigation, said authorities.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


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