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Man fatally stabbed at downtown L.A. hotel

October 15, 2009 |  7:10 am

One man fatally stabbed another after a verbal dispute at a downtown Los Angeles hotel, police said today.

The two 58-year-old men began yelling at each other about 8:55 p.m. Wednesday at the hotel in the 800 block of East 7th Street, said Officer Cleon Joseph, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department.

One of the men stabbed the other multiple times with two knives, Joseph said.

The victim was taken to a hospital, where he later died. Officers arrested the suspect at the scene, Joseph said. It was unclear what the relationship was between the men and whether they were guests of the hotel, he said.

-- My-Thuan Tran 

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