Nfld. & Labrador

Stabbing in downtown St. John's under investigation

Police detained someone they believe was involved in the incident, but he was released.

RNC detained someone in connection with the incident, but released him

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says a person was stabbed at a home in the downtown area in the early hours of Tuesday morning. (CBC)

Police in St. John's are investigating a stabbing that happened at a home in the downtown area overnight.

Officers were called to Barters Hill Place around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday.

When they arrived, they determined a 25-year-old man had been stabbed, and the suspect fled the scene. 

However, a short time later, police located a man they believe was involved in the incident.

He was detained, questioned but released, according to an RNC spokesperson. Despite the belief the man was involved, there were no grounds to make an arrest, he said.

The victim was taken to hospital with that are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, according to a media release issued by police early Tuesday afternoon. 

"There is no perceived risk to public safety, as the parties involved in this incident are believed to be known to each other," reads the statement.

The investigation by the major crime unit is ongoing.

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