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NoHo man arrested in roommate's stabbing death

Authorities are pictured at the scene of a fatal stabbing between two roommates in North Hollywood Saturday, June 2, 2012.

June 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
A 21-year-old man was arrested Saturday afternoon in connection with the stabbing death of his 68-year-old roommate.

The attack occurred on Vanowen Street near Laurel Canyon Boulevard. Police said Manuel Garcia-Perez and his roommate were having an argument, which escalated into a fight. After the stabbing, police say Garcia-Perez ran off wearing only jeans.

He was arrested several hours later after police searched the area with helicopters and dogs.

The name of the 68-year-old victim has not yet been released.