A 19-year-old man is facing charges after a stabbing in Saint John Wednesday afternoon.

A 20-year-old man was stabbed in the chest on the city's west side, Sgt. Jay Henderson stated in a news release.

The victim is in stable condition at the Saint John Regional Hospital, he said.

Police were called to the Winslow Street area at about 4:15 p.m., said Henderson.

When officers arrived, they found a male victim lying on the ground, complaining of a stab wound to the chest.

A 19-year-old man was later arrested and is scheduled to appear in provincial court on Thursday to answer to a charge of aggravated assault, Henderson said.