Argument at hotel ends in violence

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Golden West HotelSAN DIEGO — An exchange of words between two men at a downtown San Diego hotel early Friday escalated when one of them pulled out a knife and stabbed the other in the torso, police said.

The stabbing at Golden West Hotel at 720 Fourth Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter was reported at 12:28 a.m., according to San Diego police Officer Steve Rocha.

The victim, who is 46, was expected to survive, he said.

The attacker fled on foot. Police said he was wearing a beige shirt and shorts.

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