A man was stabbed and critically wounded in Northwest Washington late Tuesday night, authorities said.

The stabbing was reported about 11:10 p.m. at 14th Street and Perry Place NW, north of Columbia Heights and near the western edge of the Petworth area.

According to initial accounts the man was barely conscious after being stabbed in the chest.

The site is in a mixed residential and commercial section of 14th Street, with two- and three-story rowhouses on both sides of the street.