A man was stabbed early Sunday in the Central Business District after a verbal altercation turned physical, New Orleans police said.

Shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, a 41-year-old man and his wife were walking near Canal and Baronne streets when an unknown man insulted the victim, the New Orleans Police Department said in a preliminary offense log. The altercation turned physical, and the suspect stabbed the 41-year-old man, police said.

The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.