SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH) — State police are searching for the person accused of stabbing a man on I-84 east in Southington early Sunday morning.

Southington police said around 12:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Queen Street at I-84 for the report of a victim who had been stabbed. The victim reported that after leaving a location in Southington, he got onto I-84 east where a gold-colored Toyota Prius came speeding up behind him.

The victim told police he felt a bump from the rear of his car, so he put his hazard lights on and pulled to the shoulder of the highway. The victim said he got out of his car and the driver of the Prius also pulled over.

Police said the victim reported being stabbed in the left side of his body before the suspect returned to his car and kept driving eastbound.

The victim described the suspect as a white man in his 30s, wearing a camouflage ball cap, camouflage hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.

The victim remains in the hospital.

Southington police said the man was stabbed between exits 31 and 32. State police are now handling the case.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police.