Charlottetown Police are investigating an unusual assault that happened Monday evening.

Police said the victim told them he was stopped at the intersection of Prince and Grafton streets when three men crossed the street in front of him. As the group approached his vehicle, one of them kicked the side of it.

Richard Collins, Charlottetown deputy police chief, said the driver then pulled into a parking space and got out to confront them.

"Two of the individuals started to strike him with their fist. He was able to restrain them when they fell to the ground. A third individual using what appeared to be brass knuckles struck him several times. One of them bit him," said Collins.

Collins said the man was able to defend himself, and his attackers eventually ran away.

The victim's injuries were not life-threatening.

The three men were described as being in their early to mid 20's, wearing dark pants and black jackets with the hoods up.

Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottetown police or Crime Stoppers.