Updated: Oct. 14 at 5:50 p.m.
Just before 1:50 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 14, Greater Sudbury Police Services received a call regarding a serious assault near the Cash Money on Elm Street downtown.
Information provided was that a man had stabbed another man before fleeing the area on foot.
Officers arrived on scene and located a 25-year-old man who had sustained serious injuries and required immediate medical attention. The man was transported to hospital by Paramedic Services and remains in critical condition.
The individual responsible for the attack is described as a younger, shorter man with a slim build and black hair. The man was seen wearing a grey hoody and dark pants at the time of the incident. He fled on foot prior to police arrival.
This is believed to be an isolated incident as the individuals are known to each other and police do not believe that there is any concern to the general public.
Officers continue to canvas the area and are reviewing video footage in order to get a better description of the man involved.
Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or has information related to the individual responsible is asked to call the GSPS Criminal Investigation Division at 705-675-9171 extension 2341.
A witness to the "serious assault" on Elm Street around 2 p.m. told Sudbury.com a man was stabbed a number of times.
He said the victim was stabbed in the face, resulting in a gash down his cheek.
"He's lucky to be alive," the witness told Sudbury.com.
This information has not been verified by police.
Sudbury.com will provide more information as it becomes available.
There is a heavy police presence on Elm Street in downtown Sudbury as Greater Sudbury Police Service officers are responding to a serious assault.
The incident occured near the Cash Money on Elm Street at around 2 p.m. on Wednesday.
One man sustained serious injuries and has been transported by Greater Sudbury paramedics.
Officers are currently canvassing the area.
Sudbury.com will update this story as more information becomes available.