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NIAGARA FALLS – Police were searching for a suspect in a stabbing Monday night on Ferry Avenue.

The victim, an unidentified 37-year-old Niagara Falls man, was stabbed in the left side of the chest following an argument over a can of spray paint, which escalated into a physical fight, according to police.

The two men went outside and began to fight at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 1000 block of Ferry Avenue and while they were on the ground the suspect pulled out a hunting knife and stabbed the victim in the chest and then left the scene. The victim covered the wound with his shirt and walked to a hospital for treatment.

The victim went to Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and then was transported in critical condition to Erie County Medical Center in Buffalo.

Detective Lt. Michael Trane said investigators were still interviewing witnesses and had no suspect in custody on Tuesday afternoon.