Police say at around 8:54 p.m., officers responded to Yale-New Haven Hospital after staff reported a stabbing victim to police.
The victim, 41-year-old Milton Menafree, of New Haven, told detectives that he had been walking on Baldwin Street when he was confronted by a black man and a Hispanic or black man with a lighter complexion. One of the men then allegedly began fighting with Menafree, who thought he was the target of a robbery attempt.
Police say the suspect cut Menafree several times before he and his accomplice fled.
Menafree suffered bleeding from wounds to his temple and defensive wounds to his hand, before he walked to the hospital for treatment.
Police say Menafree was not robbed and the incident remains under investigation.