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Evansville, Ind. (WEHT) — The Evansville Police Department is investigating an early morning stabbing that sent one person to the hospital.

Dispatch tells Eyewitness News shortly before 5:00 a.m. Tuesday officers were sent to the 1000 block of North Elliott Street for a suspicious person outside of a home.

When officers arrived, they found a man who had been stabbed outside of the home. Officers worked fast to apply a tourniquet to the man who was bleeding profusely. The victim was conscious when he was taken to a hospital.

Police believe the stabbing actually happened in the 1000 block of north Governor. EPD investigators say there were not witnesses, and they will speak with the victim once he is out of surgery.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.