Police are investigating a stabbing in west Winnipeg Thursday night that appeared to develop from a snowball fight.

Police said a group of children were throwing snowballs at a house in the 1000 block of Isbister Street, in the Assiniboia neighbourhood, around 8 p.m.

A 37-year-old man came out of the house to get the children to stop, police said, and ended up being stabbed.

The victim was sent to hospital and is in stable condition.

Police have not made any arrests.