A 22-year-old man was stabbed in the chest in front of his house at 3540 W. Crown (5430-5560 South) around 1 a.m. Tuesday.

Steven Hopkins apparently had a verbal confrontation with several men in front of his residence, which then escalated into a physical assault, Salt Lake County Deputy Sheriff Peggy Faulkner said.A police report indicates Hopkins was stabbed three times.

He was taken by his father to Jordan Valley Hospital, where he was treated and later released.

The sheriff's office was looking for suspects driving a gray Astro van in connection with the incident.