A 33-year-old Albany man was stabbed this morning in Mont Pleasant, a stabbing the victim told police started as a case of mistaken identity.
The victim, identified as Louis Smith, was stabbed in the arm and torso. He was taken to Albany Medical Center, where he was listed in stable condition.
Smith told police he was near the intersection of Orchard Street and Third Avenue this morning at about 4:30 when he spotted a woman he thought was a friend of his, police said.
The woman ended up not being his friend and an argument started that ended with the woman pulling out a knife and stabbing the victim several times, police said the victim told them.
Smith then went to 585 Broadway, where he flagged down a motorist for help. Smith was treated at the scene and taken to the hospital.
No arrests were immediately made. It remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at 382-5245.