WATERVILLE — A 26-year-old man was in critical condition at a hospital after he was stabbed twice in the back during a fight early Sunday morning on Spring Street.

The man, Michael Reed, of Waterville, remained at Maine Medical Center in Portland, a hospital spokeswoman said Sunday around 5 p.m.

Reed had been hit on the head with a piece of wood and stabbed in the back during a fight on Spring Street about 1:30 a.m., according to a Waterville Police Department release.

Witnesses told police the fight broke out after a group of women walking on Spring Street got into a verbal dispute with two men. One of the women called Reed on her cellphone and he arrived at the scene, near the intersection of Elm and Spring streets in Waterville, the release states.

Shortly after Reed arrived, the two men arguing with the women got into a fight with Reed, who was hit by the piece of wood and stabbed in his back during the fight, the release stated.

The two other men, who had initially been outside in a residential cul-de-sac on Spring Place, fled the scene before police arrived, according to the release. Police would not release further details about the incident.

Reed was initially taken by ambulance to MaineGeneral Medical Center’s Thayer Campus in Waterville, and was later transferred to the Portland hospital, police said.

Investigators are asking for anyone with information about the altercation to call the Waterville Police Department at 680-4700.

David F. Robinson — 861-9287

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