A man was stabbed outside a restaurant in Stockton.
Police officers looking into what happened are appealing for witnesses to come forward.
Police are also appealing to local businesses who may have CCTV footage of what happened to get in touch.
The attack happened at the junction of Prince Regent Street and Yarm Lane in Stockton on Monday 11 September at around 6pm.
Detective Sergeant Louise Sproson said:
The 29-year-old victim is still receiving treatment at James Cook University Hospital for stab wounds and is now in stable condition.
The two men arrested on suspicion of wounding with intent in connection with the offence have now been released under investigation.
Anyone with information is asked to contact DS Louise Sproson from Cleveland Police on 101.