Man hurt in apparent Alice Street stabbing

Three Cornwall police cruisers hold the scene Sunday, April 10, 2016 after an apparent stabbing at the corner of Alice and Walton Streets in Cornwall, Ont. A man in his 20s was taken to hospital with serious injuries. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

CORNWALL – A man has been rushed to Cornwall Community Hospital with serious injuries after an apparent stabbing.

Police and paramedics were called to a two-storey apartment building on the southwest corner of Alice Street and Walton Street just after noon.

A man was transported to hospital after he sustained serious injuries, Sgt. Dave MacLean told Cornwall Newswatch.

A witness told CNW they saw a police officer walk out of the building with a bloodied knife in an evidence bag, though the existence of a knife hasn’t been confirmed by police.

MacLean said the Criminal Investigations Branch (CIB) has been called in to piece together what exactly happened and how the man in his 20s was injured.

It’s not clear if the man’s wounds were self-inflicted or whether someone else was involved.

Three police cruisers were still outside the building, holding the scene at 1:50 p.m.

As the investigation is in the early stages, police have not said whether they are seeking any suspects or persons of interest.

As for the situation in the neighbourhood, “there is absolutely no danger to the public,” Sgt. MacLean said.