NEW ORLEANS — A woman was fatally stabbed in a hotel room room in New Orleans on Tuesday night, prompting police to launch a manhunt for a suspect.

It happened just after midnight in the 1700 block of West Street in the city’s East End.

A man, identified by police as the woman’s boyfriend, told police he was in a room at the Oasis Hotel when he heard the commotion of the woman and her friends inside, and saw the man bleeding, said Officer Matthew Thomas, a spokesman for the Orleans Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The man went to the woman, who was pronounced dead at the scene, Thomas said.

No arrests had been made and the man was being held at the Orleans Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on a $20,000 bond.

The incident sparked a man-hunt for the suspect, Thomas told ABC News.

No suspects have been identified in the case, Thomas added.

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