Police say a man was stabbed in the back over a cell phone.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday night on the east side. Police say a man approached him on Commerce Street and asked to use his phone. When the man tried to get the phone back, the other man stabbed him.

The man who was stabbed made it to a home on Spruce, near South Hackberry to call for help.

He was taken to SAMMC but is expected to recover.