Mankato Police are looking for a man accused of assault with a knife early Saturday morning.

Commander Dan Schisel said a 26-year-old man walking on Walnut Street at about 2:00 a.m. was stabbed with a knife by an unknown white man.

“The victim indicated that a male suspect, early 30s wearing black pants and a gray sweatshirt, came out from an alley and had assaulted him,” he explained.

The victim was able to get away and Schisel said he, “Went home to his apartment, tried to wrap his wounds, and after a few hours decided he should go into the hospital.”

Mankato Department of Public Safety Commander Dan Schisel.

Schisel said the victim did not report the incident to police; it was called in by Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Mankato.

Under Minnesota law, hospitals are required to notify police when they treat a patient for a stabbing, gunshot wound, or other injury they believe was caused by a dangerous weapon.

Police are still investigating the incident, including working to determine if there is surveillance video in the area the victim said the assault occurred.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.