A 35-year-old man is in critical condition at a Halifax hospital after an assault in Eskasoni, Cape Breton late Thursday night.

RCMP were called to a home at around 11:30 p.m., responding to a call about a serious assault.

The 35-year-old victim was first taken to hospital in Sydney, N.S. but  was then airlifted to the QEII Health Science Centre in Halifax. He remains in critical condition.

Another man, 31, was arrested at the scene and is in police custody.