A man in his 20s has been taken to hospital and another man has been arrested after a stabbing incident in Limerick city.

Gardaí at Henry Street in the city are investigating the incident, which occurred shortly before 4pm this afternoon.

The victim received stab wounds in an apartment at River Point Apartments, off Mallow Street in Limerick.

He raised the alarm by alerting staff at a nearby shop.

He was taken to University Hospital Limerick where he is being treated for his injuries.

A man was arrested on the Dock Road a short time later in connection with the incident, and is being questioned at Henry Street Garda Station.

The area around the apartment building has been sealed off as gardaí investigate what happened.