Police investigate two overnight stabbings in Lancaster City

Two people were stabbed late Monday night and early Tuesday morning in separate incidents in Lancaster City.

The names of the two stabbing victims have not been released.

Police were dispatched around 11:51 p.m. Monday to the 300 block of South Prince Street for a report of an assault. The 44-year-old victim told police he was walking along the 100 block of South Prince Street when a unknown man asked him for a cigarette. The man then attacked the victim and knocked him to the ground. Police say the suspect cut the victim across the bridge of his nose with an unknown object before running off.

The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

The second incident happened around 12:23 a.m. on Tuesday along the 100 block of West Mifflin Street near South Water Street. A 39-year-old man showed up to Lancaster General Hospital with stab wounds to his shoulder. The victim told police he was attacked by two unknown men after they asked him for money.

Police looking into both incidents to see if they are connected.

Anyone with information on either incident is asked to contact Lancaster City Police at 717-735-3300 or Lancaster City-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-322-1913.