Brunswick police are investigating a stabbing they say took place Sunday afternoon near the downtown business district.

Patrol Cmdr. Marc Hagan said the victim, a 39-year-old man from Cleveland, Ohio, was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland after suffering stab wounds to his chest and arm. His name has not been released by police, and his condition is not known.

Hagan said officers were called to Market Lane, which is off Federal Street, around 2:17 p.m. to investigate the report of a man who had been stabbed. Minutes later, police received a second call alerting them that there was a wounded man in the parking lot of the 7-Eleven convenience store at Pleasant and Maine streets – in the heart of Brunswick’s downtown district.

The victim told police he was attacked by two males in the area of Market Lane. Police said a witness told them two men ran away from the Market Lane area around the time they received the first call for assistance.

A Maine State Police canine unit responded to the neighborhood, but was unable to locate the suspects. Police do not yet have a description of the men.

Further information regarding the attack will be released when possible, Hagan said in a news release.

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