Ottawa police arrested a man, who was earlier described in his early 50s, in connection with a stabbing that took place a few blocks east of the Rideau Centre in the downtown core.

The incident took place around 7 p.m. on Friday, when two men drinking in an alleyway around Waller and Besserer streets reportedly got into a fight, at which point one was stabbed in the chest.

The injured man was taken to the hospital and treated.

Police put out a press release early in the day asking for the public's help in finding a suspect. By mid-afternoon, police said they had a man in custody.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Ottawa police at 613-236-1222 ext. 5166 or Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477 (TIPS).