Ralph Driscoll

Ralph Driscoll, 51, is charged with assault with a weapon and aggravated assault following a stabbing in downtown St. John's Friday. (CBC)

The man charged in a stabbing incident that occurred in downtown St. John's Friday afternoon appeared in court Saturday.

Ralph Driscoll, 51, has been charged with aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the incident happened on Cabot Street, around 4:45 p.m. Friday.

The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries and later released from hospital.

Police said the victim and Driscoll were known to each other.

Driscoll will appear in court again Monday morning for a bail hearing.