LEIMERT PARK (CBSLA.com) — A man was stabbed in the stomach early Monday morning when he got into an argument with another man at a bar in Leimert Park, according to police.

It happened around 1 a.m. at 4105 Fourth Avenue, LAPD Lt. Scot Williams said.

“Two guys were drinking together and they got into a verbal dispute,” Williams said. “One guy pulled out a folding knife and stabbed the other guy in the upper stomach. I don’t think he even realized he was stabbed at first. He thought he was punched in the stomach.”

The knife had a three-inch blade.

Police say the assailant fled.

The victim reportedly was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition.

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