A verbal argument led to a stabbing inside a Baldwin bar on Thursday that left the victim with a neck wound requiring stitches, police said.

Nassau County police said investigators are searching for a suspect.

The attack occurred at the Oasis Bar on Brooklyn Avenue at about 8:30 p.m. It was not clear what sparked the incident, which police said began with "a verbal argument" -- then led to a stabbing.

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During the argument, police said the suspect "withdrew a steak knife" and stabbed the victim in the neck, causing "a large laceration and heavy bleeding." The suspect then fled the scene, police said.

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The victim was driven to the hospital.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding the assault to call Crime Stoppers at 800-244-TIPS. All calls will remain confidential.