The circumstances surrounding an altercation that took place on Front Street in Hamilton, near the Bird Cage, that landed two men in the hospital’s Emergency Department with non-life threatening injuries.

Police say the incident occurred around 9:15pm on Monday (Oct 31).

A spokesman said: “One of the males, a 31-year-old, sustained a cut to one of his hands. The other male, a 46-year-old, suffered injuries to his back and both arms.

“Both men were attended to to at the scene by EMTs and were subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII memorial for further treatment.

“Neither man’s injuries are believed to be life-threatening,” he added.

“Police officers recovered a box cutter and a knife at the scene of the incident, which was closed off for a short period, while being processed by officers from the Forensic Support Unit.

“Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call 211, the main police number 295-0011 or Crime Stoppers on 800-8477.”