FORDHAM, the Bronx (PIX11) — Two attackers walked up to a man in the Bronx early on Monday and stabbed him more than 15 times, critically injuring the victim, police said.

The 26-year-old man was on East Kingsbridge Road near Creston Avenue around 4:30 a.m. when the attackers approached and, unprovoked, repeatedly stabbed the victim in the chest and back, officials said. Both attackers fled the scene on foot. The victim was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police asked for help identifying the attackers. Both men are believed to be in their early 30s. They have medium builds and are around 5 feet, 8 inches or 5 feet, 9 inches tall.

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