Man stabbed to death in Lancaster

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Homicide detectives were investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Lancaster Thursday.

The victim was lying on the ground, unresponsive and suffering from stab wounds to the upper torso, when deputies responded to the 44200 block of Cedar Avenue for a call about a “prowler,” according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities received reports of a fight at the location just as deputies were dispatched, sheriff’s officials said. The stabbing occurred at about 11 a.m.

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene before taking him to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

One person at the scene was detained for questioning but officials have not given information about a possible suspect. Investigators continue to search for witnesses and obtain evidence such as surveillance video, authorities said.

Anyone with information can reach the department’s Homicide Bureau at 323-890-5500. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call L.A. Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or visit

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