Investigations are continuing tonight after a man was apparently assaulted in Pontypridd town centre this afternoon. Eyewitnesses say the man was stabbed and traffic was stopped as an air ambulance took him to hospital. Mike Griffiths reports.
South Wales Police say the injury to the man involved in an incident in Taff Street, Pontypridd is not life threatening.
At 12.30pm, police and paramedics were called to the Tesco Express store where a 51 year-old man was in need of medical attention for a single puncture wound to his abdomen.
He was taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales where he is in a stable condition.
The circumstances surrounding this incident as yet are unknown and under investigation.
There were dramatic scenes in Pontypridd this afternoon. We understand people are shocked and there are rumours flying around the community. I urge people to remain calm and would like to assure them that we have a team of officers are trying to establish what happened. We will update them as soon as we know more about what we are dealing with.
Police in Pontypridd are currently dealing with an incident which occurred at around 12:30pm in the area of Taff Street, Pontypridd.
Officers temporarily closed Sardis Road so that a man could be taken by air ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales.The circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation but early indications suggest he was assaulted.
It is unknown at this stage how serious his injuries are.
Anyone who was in the area at that time who may have seen anything suspicious is urged to contact police via 101 or they can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.