A 50-year-old man is in stable condition after being stabbed in Winnipeg's north end early Saturday morning.

Emergency crews were called to the 500 block of Redwood Avenue at about 4:30 a.m.

Police said the victim was outside his home when he was approached by two men he didn't know who asked him for a cigarette.

According to police the suspects then assaulted the victim, which resulted in him sustaining stab wounds to his upper body.

The man was rushed to hospital to be treated for his injuries. 

Police are searching for two suspects, both described to be between 19 and 20 years old with a muscular build.