The incident unfolded just after midnight when the man who lives at the apartment in the 9200 block of 20th Avenue SW answered a knock at his front door, said Jeff Kappel of the Seattle police.
As he opened the door, two men forced their way into the victim's apartment. The suspects tried to get the victim to go outside, but he refused and got into a fight with the suspects.
At one point the victim thought he was being punched by the suspects, but he was actually being stabbed in the chest and in the arms.
Both suspects then fled the scene in an unknown direction and remain at large. It is unknown at this time if the suspects stole anything from the victim, Kappel said.
A woman and two children were also in the apartment at the time, but were unhurt. It appears that the other family members were all sleeping during the incident, Kappel said.
Officers and medics responded to the scene, and the stabbing victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of non-life-threatening knife wounds.
Officers searched the area, but were unable to find the suspects. The two were wearing bandannas over their faces, and the victim was unable to provide a good description of them.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Seattle Police Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535. Anonymous tips are welcome.