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Man Stabbed with Hunting Knives in Hollywood After Dispute

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A spat arising from someone bumping someone on the streets of Hollywood escalated to a stabbing early Wednesday morning, leaving one man seriously wounded.

The incident took place in the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard near Wilcox Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, and the area was shut down for some time to accommodate the investigation, reports City News Service.

Authorities say the victim was walking on the Boulevard with some friends "when he may have bumped shoulders with the suspect," according to CBS2. Police say at that time they believe the suspect drew two large hunting knives and stabbed the victim in the chest. Witnesses say the victim was stabbed about five times.

The victim was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in critical condition.

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The suspect fled the scene and is at large. Police say the suspect is a white male in his late 30s wearing a black hat, black leather jacket, black boots and dark pants.