A 48-year-old man is warded at the Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex nusing wounds about the body following chopping incident on Monday.

Police reports indicate that around 5:30am the victim said he was leaving his home along Evans Street in Curepe, when he was approached by a man known to him. There was a confrontation during which the 48-year-old was chopped several times on the head and left arm. The suspect then fled the scene on foot.

The victim raised an alarm and was rushed for medical treatment. He is warded in serious condition. The suspect, a 45-year-old man, has since been detained by police.