Gardaí in Dundalk have arrested a man after a teenager, believed to be 17, was assaulted with a samurai sword this afternoon.

It is understood he was wounded during an altercation between himself and a number of youths at 2.10 pm this afternoon.

It is believed three males entered a house armed with what's believed to be a samurai sword and allegedly assaulted another male.

The victim was taken by ambulance to Our Lady of Lourdes Drogheda Hospital where his condition is described as stable.

It is understood he suffered injuries to his arm.

One man has been arrested in relation to this incident and is currently detained at Dundalk Garda station.

The weapon has not been recovered and investigations are ongoing.