Police are investigating two stabbings that happened a few blocks and 15 minutes apart in Center City on Tuesday morning.

The first incident was reported on the 2300 block of Walnut Street just before 5:30 a.m., when a 23-year-old man told investigators someone stabbed him with an unknown object while he was walking.

The victim, who suffered puncture wounds to his hand and torso, was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital in stable condition, police said.

The suspect, who fled east on Walnut Street, was described as a black man in his late 20s who was about 6 feet 2 inches tall and had a medium build. The suspect was wearing a gray hoodie, dark vest and was carrying a white shopping bag.

Then, about 15 minutes later, another man was slashed on the 100 block of North 21st Street, police said.

The 42-year-old victim told police that an unknown man first yelled obscenities at him. The victim kept walking and was cut on the side of his face, police said.

The victim was taken to Hahnemann in stable condition and the suspect fled west on Cherry Street.

That suspect was only described as 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall and wearing dark clothing.

It wasn't immediately known whether the two incidents were connected.