Police now say a stabbing in the eastern Newfoundland town of Musgravetown this weekend was self-inflicted.

RCMP launched an investigation late Saturday night, after officers responded to a report that a man had been attacked.

Police originally said they were investigating a report that the man had been approached by an unknown man who was in a four-door car. He had been walking a dog on Main Road.

In a statement Sunday night, the RCMP said officers determined that the man had wounded himself.

"There are no suspects at large, nor any concern for public safety relating to this incident," an RCMP statement said.

"The matter is still under active investigation at this time."

The man was treated and released in Clarenville for stab wounds to the upper-right area of his chest.