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Police are investigating a deadly confrontation overnight between two men knives in South Philadelphia that left one dead and another critically injured - both after being stabbed multiple times.

The incident began shortly before 3 a.m. Wednesday on the 400 block of Dudley Street when one man confronted another inside a residence. Police believe the two men knew each other and were arguing, according to homicide detectives.

A struggled ensued that continued outside the home.

"We believe the two individuals were fighting using a knife, as well as a hammer," Chief Inspector Scott Small told news crews. He described it as, "a very, very violent struggle."

One of the men died on the street. Police found the body of a black man, in his mid to late 30s, on the 400 block of McKean Street with multiple stab wounds and cuts. He has not yet been identified.

A second man, 38-years-old, who lived at the home fled the rear of the house, and made it several blocks from the house before collapsing. He was taken to Jefferson University Hospital with multiple stab sounds. He was listed as in stable condition, police said.

Children and a woman were reportedly in the house at the time of the altercation.

Police were still questioning witnesses, and planned to question the man in the hospital.