By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – A 7-Eleven convenience store clerk stabbed a man inside a Mid-Wilshire store Wednesday morning and the man later died at a hospital, police said.

The clerk called police at 12:16 a.m. to report the stabbing at the 7- Eleven store at 5279 W. Olympic Blvd., according to Los Angeles Police Department Detective Meghan Aguilar.

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The 40-year-old man was stabbed in the chest with a kitchen knife, Aguilar said. Paramedics took him to a hospital where he died sometime after 3 a.m..

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The employee was taken into custody and interviews were underway to determine whether he would be booked for a crime, she said.

The man’s name was not released pending notification of relatives.

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