STRATFORD - A teenager is in critical condition after police say he was stabbed several times outside a Stratford bar early this morning.

According to officials, the 19-year-old was attacked outside Restaurante Jalapeno's on the corner of Success Avenue and Pearl Harbor Street around closing at 1 a.m.

Neighbors say they heard an argument break out among people leaving the restaurant when someone pulled out a knife in the parking lot. They say the place is plagued with fights.

There is no word yet on who was behind the stabbing and police have not released the victim's name.