A man who was stabbed four times in the back and chest remained hospitalized Thursday in serious condition.

The incident occurred Tuesday night.Jared Johnson, 26, address unavailable, somehow got himself to Salt Lake Regional Medical Center after the attack, Salt Lake Police Lt. Mark Zelig said.

Hospital officials notified police after he arrived about 10:30 p.m.

Johnson told police a man with a knife approached him near 40 East and 350 South. The man accused him of "messing with his girlfriend," Zelig said. He then stabbed Johnson twice in the chest and twice in the back after he fell, Johnson told investigators.

Johnson was upgraded to serious condition Thursday at the hospital and is expected to recover, authorities said.