ANCHORAGE -

Anchorage police are responding to an early-morning stabbing in Mountain View that sent two men to the hospital.

APD Sgt. Mark Bakken said the incident happened just before 2 a.m. Tuesday along the 700 block of north Bragaw Street.

By the time police arrived on scene, they were told two men had been stabbed and fled on foot.

Police say a man working on his car outside his home was approached by two other men that Bakken described as intoxicated.

In a release from APD Tuesday police wrote that “words were exchanged between the (men)” and the man working on his car was attacked by one of the two suspects. Police said the third man joined in.

During the scuffle, the man who was working on his car stabbed the two men, who then fled on foot.

 

Officers located the stabbed subjects in separate locations within a few blocks from the man’s home, police reported. Both men sustained lacerations and are being treated at a local hospital for “critical but non-life threatening injuries.”

Bakken said the family of the man working on his car called 911.

The man told police he stabbed the two inebriates in self defense. Police say the weapon appears to be a pocket knife.

“It appears that the resident was acting in self defense, however we have to review the case facts and our investigation to determine whether or not any criminal activity did occur or not in this case before new charges can be made,” APD spokesperson Jennifer Castro said.

There was no word on the status of the man working on his car, Bakken said.

This is a developing story. Watch Channel 2 broadcasts or check KTUU.com for updates.