Police confirmed today that a 64-year-old man was stabbed during an early morningĀ  break in at his Warwick residence this morning.

According to Police Media Relations, the incident occurred at about 4:25 this morning (November 20).

Police responded to the 911 call “that a sixty-four-year-old male was stabbed during a break in at his Westering Lane Warwick residence”.

According to the report: “Upon arrival police were informed the victim was asleep in his living room when he was awakened by a noise and found an unknown male in the room with him.

“The sixty-four-year-old male confronted the intruder and alerted his family.

“A struggle ensued between family members and the suspect, during which the suspect stabbed the 64-year-old male in his abdomen, with a small knife, while another male relative sustained a cut to his hand.

“The 64-year-old was attended to at the scene by EMTs and was subsequently transported to King Edward Hospital, alert and responsive, for further treatment,” the spokesman said.

“The suspect, described as five foot, six inch tall, male, wearing dark clothing and a mask, then fled the residence through the kitchen door and is believed to have left the area on foot,” he added.

Police are now appealing for anyone with information about this incident or of the suspect fitting the general description given, “to please contact the Detective Inspector Berry at the Criminal Investigations Unit on phone number, 247-1029”,.

The main police number is 295-0011, or call the confidential Crime Stoppers number, which is 800-8477.