Gardaí are investigating a serious assault that occurred yesterday evening at a residence in the Ellen Street area of Limerick city.
At approximately 5:10pm, Gardaí responding to reports of a disturbance arrived at the scene and observed a man seriously assaulting another man, attacking him with a knife.
Gardaí had to physically intervene and manually restrain the attacker, who was still armed with the knife.
A man in his 20s has been arrested and the knife was recovered and seized by Gardaí.
A man in his 50s sustained a number of apparent stab wounds during the assault and was taken to University Hospital Limerick, where he is currently being treated for serious injuries.
The arrested man is currently being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The scene is currently preserved for technical examination.
Gardaí are appealing for any witnesses to this incident to come forward and for anyone who was in the Ellen Street area at approximately 5:10pm to contact Gardaí.
Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Henry Street Garda Station on 061 212400, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111, or any Garda Station.