Armed police were called to a Fife town after a man was left seriously injured in a suspected stabbing.
It is understood that the alleged attack took place at Buckhaven pub the Buck & Hind at about noon on Tuesday. A weapon is said to have been used.
Officers descended on a property on the town’s Factory Road in Buckhaven later in the afternoon and arrested a man in connection with the incident.
There was a large police presence in the town, with armed officers called to Factory Road.
A section of the street was cordoned off by the force until about 3.15pm.
The Buck & Hind car park was also cordoned off.
Fife Police said it is too early to say what type of weapon was allegedly used during the incident but confirmed it was not a firearm.
The man was taken to Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy by paramedics.
Factory road Buckhaven shut due to on going incident 4 armed response dog units 3 vans and few unmarked motors
— Fife Jammer (@FifeJL) March 20, 2018
One local said she witnessed armed officers leaving the property on Factory Road and police dog units entering it just after 3pm.
A Fife Police statement said: “Police in Fife attended the Muiredge area of Buckhaven around noon on Tuesday, March 20 following a man being seriously injured.
“A man has been arrested in the Factory Road area in connection with this and enquiries are ongoing.
“The community are thanked for their cooperation and we’d urge anyone with information about this incident to contact Police Scotland on 101, quoting incident number 1268 of March 20, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service added: “We received a call at midday on March 20 to attend an incident near College Street, Buckhaven.
“We dispatched an ambulance to the scene and a male patient was transported to Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy.”