Police have arrested two brothers in connection with an assault outside a Chatham, Ont., strip club.

Police said a man from Tilbury left Spanky's strip club around 2:30 Monday morning.

They said he encountered two men in a parking lot across the street from the bar.

Police said one of the men threatened to stab the 22-year-old Tilbury man, then knocked him to the ground and started punching him in the face.

The suspects then ran off toward Tim Horton's, said police.

The victim was treated in the hospital for a broken nose, cut to the forehead, and two black eyes which were swollen shut.

As a result of an investigation, Chatham-Kent Police arrested Adam Rose, 19, from Chatham and Jeremy Rose, 21, from Toronto.

Both men were charged with aggravated assault and were released on a promise to appear for a future court date.