Police are today appealing for witnesses to a stabbing incident that left a security guard on duty outside of a liquor store on Front Street in Hamilton landed in the hospital’s Emergency Department with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the incident occurred around 8:15pm on Wednesday night (January 15) outside Carousel Liquors in the City of Hamilton.

A spokesman said: “It appears that a 46-year-old St. George’s man working as a security guard was involved in an altercation with another man that approached him, after that individual arrived on a black motorcycle.

“During the scuffle the security guard was stabbed about his body. The assailant then left on the motorcycle, apparently traveling out of the City of Hamilton.

“The security guard was transported to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital via ambulance for treatment of his injuries, which are not believed to be life threatening,” he said.

“The suspect is described as male, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall with a bald/shaved head, wearing a black helmet, black jacket, blue jeans, black socks and flip flops.

“The scene has been processed and inquiries continue.”

Meanwhile, he added: “Any witnesses that have not already come forward are encouraged to call the Criminal Investigation Department on 247-1744 as soon as possible.”