A 74 year old man from Gharghur is in danger of dying after a knife attack.
The incident took place at around 17.45pm at Rose Lane, Gharghur.
Naxxar District Police went on site immediately and from a preliminary investigation held, it emerged that a 58 year old man, also resident in Gharghur, had allegedly attacked the man.
The victim was taken by ambulance to Mater Dei Hospital for treatment where he was certified to be suffering from injuries of a serious nature.
The suspect was arrested by police and is being held for further questioning.
The on-duty Magistrate ordered an inquiry appointing various experts to assist in the inquiry while Police investigations are still ongoing.