A baseball cap sporting an unusual style is one of the clues Endicott detectives are using to find the suspects in an early-morning apartment intrusion that resulted in a stabbing.

Authorities say a 30-year-old man surprised at least two men when he returned to his basement apartment at 2206 Watson Boulevard around 1:30 this morning.

The men -- described as being in their late teens or early-to-mid-twenties -- were ransacking the apartment in a building just west of Taylor Avenue.

When the resident confronted the intruders, he was struck in the back of his head and stabbed in the neck and abdomen.

The injured man was reported in stable condition at Wilson Medical Center in Johnson City.

Police recovered the knife used in the attack inside the apartment.

An investigator told WNBF News there was no sign of forced entry and it was not immediately clear whether anything was taken.

One of the intruders was wearing blue jeans and a black long-sleeve shirt. He also wore a New York Yankees cap with a blue, gray and white camouflage brim, which was recovered at the scene.

Police are hoping that cap could result in tips that may lead to the apprehension of the suspects. They say there's a possibility a third man was involved in the incident.

People with information about the case may contact Endicott police detectives at 607.757.2479.