Police have taken a 23-year-old man into custody following an assault on Lambton Quay this evening, reported to Police just before 8pm.
The victim was transported to hospital in a serious condition with stab wounds.
Police were able to respond swiftly and make an arrest after members of the public immediately reported the incident.
‘We understand this incident is unsettling for the community and can reassure the public that Police will respond and hold offenders accountable for their actions,’ said a police statement.
The man is due to appear in Wellington District Court today charged with wounding with intent to injure.