A late-night quarrel in downtown Hamilton resulted in the stabbing of a 30-year-old man, police say.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, the victim was walking through a parking lot near King St. E and Emerald Street. Two men, who weren't known to him, yelled at him. He responded by punching one of them.

A fight erupted, ending with victim getting stabbed in the leg with an unknown object, police say. The suspects then fled the scene.

Crews transported the victim to hospital. Police say he has not been with cooperating with their investigation.

The first suspect, who is believed to have committed the stabbing, is described as a white male, wearing a burgundy shirt and blue jeans. The second is described as a white male with short brown hair, wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Police say alcohol may have been involved.