Atlantic City police are looking for a man who allegedly stabbed a man in the abdomen early Sunday.

About 20 minutes after police responded to the report of a stabbing at 3:55 a.m. and found no victim, a man walked into the Tropicana Casino and Hotel and told security officers he had been stabbed, Sgt. Monica McMenamin said.

The man, whose name was not immediately released, was stabbed in the abdomen and was taken to the Regional Trauma Unit of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, where he underwent emergency surgery.

Two companions of the victim said they were walking in the area of Chelsea Avenue and the Boardwalk when a dark-skinned black man, about 5-feet, 9-inches tall and wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and jeans, ran up to the group and stabbed the victim, according to the report. The suspect then ran south on Chelsea Avenue and east on Pacific.

Detective Charles Stuart is the lead investigator. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 347-5766. Information may also be called in anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or texted to tip411 (847411) beginning the text with ACPD.

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