The RCMP are investigating a stabbing in Nain, Labrador.

Police said the male victim, 51, was assaulted by his partner, a 26-year-old man. The incident happened at the couple's home around 11:00 on Wednesday morning.

The man was taken to the local medical clinic, treated for non-life threatening injuries and released.

The accused was held for an appearance in provincial court on Thursday. 

Police said alcohol is believed to be a factor.