New Bedford Police are investigating an apparent stabbing incident early Friday morning.

An unidentified New Bedford man was dropped off at St. Luke's Hospital at around 1:30 by a private vehicle being driven by a female who fled the scene after leaving the victim at the hospital. He suffered a stab wound to the left side of his body and was conscious and alert. He was taken to Rhode Island Hospital where he's listed in stable condition.

New Bedford Detectives believe the incident may have taken place downtown and are trying to locate the vehicle with the females involved. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Tyrone Jones at 508-991-6300 ext 134.