A 13-year-old boy was sent to hospital with serious injuries after being stabbed at a McDonald's restaurant in Moncton.

The stabbing happened at the fast food restaurant located at 900 Mountain Rd. on Wednesday evening.

Codiac RCMP Sgt. André Pepin said the incident happened around 5:15 p.m. and the suspect fled the scene.

A 14-year-old boy was arrested later that night and has been released pending a court appearance on Feb. 22.

The Moncton Fire Department and paramedics were also on scene.

 The investigation is ongoing.