Two men were stabbed in New Bedford over the course of two days.

First, New Bedford Police say a 27-year-old man is in stable condition at Rhode Island Hospital Tuesday after reporting being stabbed on Beetle Street Monday night. The victim received three stab wounds in the back. He apparently knew the suspect.

A witness told police that two men ran toward the victim and fought with him outside a doorway on Beetle Street. He described one of the men as heavyset, wearing a backpack and blue sweatshirt. The second male was described only as smaller than the first. He said they ran east to Belleville Avenue, then ran north.

Then, a 32-year-old New Bedford man was treated and released at St. Luke’s Hospital Tuesday after reporting being stabbed in the area of Acushnet Avenue and Cannon Street near Monte Park.

The victim was brought into the hospital by a companion who said she saw him surrounded by six men as she drove in the area to pick him up. The victim reported being stabbed in the back and was taken by the companion to St. Luke’s Hospital at about 2 a.m.

New Bedford police are investigating both incidents. Anyone with information is asked to call the police department at 508-991-6350 or the anonymous tip line at 508-992-7463 or e-mail tip@newbedfordpd.com.

--New Bedford Police