Two men were arrested after a 16-year male was stabbed at the Hamilton bus terminal, who sustained injuries described as “life threatening”.

Police responded to the report around 4pm this afternoon (Feb 24).

“Upon arrival officers were informed the victim, a 16-year-old male, had suffered a stab wound to the chest and left on a motorcycle headed to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital, where at last check, he was undergoing emergency surgery,” a spokesman said.

“Two suspects, a 20-year-old male and a 19-year-old male, were subsequently seen standing at the bus stop at the corner of Court and Church Streets.

“Officers attended the scene and arrested both suspects, one of them as he attempted to flee and the other as he attempted to board a PTB bus. Both men were taken into custody.

“A knife believed to have been used in the stabbing incident was also recovered on the bus.

“There was a minor traffic delay as a result of the police activity at the bus stop and passengers had to be transferred as the bus on which the suspects were arrested was processed by officers from the Forensic Science Unit (FSU).

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Criminal Investigations Unit on 247-1744 or, the main police number, 295-0011.”