Police in Halifax say two men were taken to hospital Saturday morning with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to police, officers were called to Main Street in Dartmouth at about 2:45 a.m. They said the alleged victim, a 23-year-old man, was with friends behind a building when he became involved in a dispute with a man not known to him.

Police said the arguing escalated into a fight and the suspect stabbed the man in the arm before taking off towards the Lakecrest Drive area.

Investigators said the suspect is a heavy-set white man, about 35 to 45-years-old, around five-foot-nine and has a beard.

A few hours after the incident, just before 11 a.m., police were contacted by a 38-year-old man described by them as somehow involved in the incident. Police said that man had suffered injuries, none of them life-threatening, and was transported to hospital.

Police did not elaborate on the second man's connection to the stabbing incident.

They said their investigation was ongoing and no charges had been laid.

With files from the Canadian Press