carleton tavern stabbing suspect

Ottawa police are still searching for a suspect in a stabbing in front of the Carleton Tavern. (Provided)

A 56-year-old man has been released from hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and groin outside a Hintonburg bar as police continue to search for a man suspected in the case.

Detective Owen Carroll said the victim was at the Carleton Tavern with his softball team for wings and beers after a game when an argument erupted with two other men over a trivial matter and continued outside.

Police responded to reports of four men fighting outside the bar at 223 Armstrong St. just before 10:30 p.m., at the corner of Parkdale Avenue.

Police released surveillance images of two men Monday. Carroll said the stabbing suspect was wearing an Indianapolis Colts football jersey (number 44) and Beats by Dre headphones.

Carleton Tavern stabbing

Ottawa police released a photo of a second man, believed to have been involved in a fight outside the Carleton Tavern on Aug. 28, 2014. (Provided)

He is described as  about five-feet-seven-inches tall and about 180 pounds.

Photos of a second man believed to have been involved in the fight were also released. He is described as about six-feet tall and 210 pounds. He had short curly dark hair, a short goatee and wore a white shirt and white shorts, police said. He also appears to be wearing a reddish coloured backpack, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Central District investigative unit at 613-236-1222 ext 5635.