Gardaí have closed off an area of the Castletown Road after a young man was seriously stabbed earlier this evening.
The incident is understood to have happened at just before 7pm.
A witness on the scene told the Democrat that there were a least ten detectives on the scene following the incident.
Gardaí are on the scene and a forensic tent has been put up over the area of the incident in Woodview Park at approximately 9pm.
The victim is receiving treatment in Our Lady of Lourdes hospital, but his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.