Fredericton police investigate assault with weapon on New Year's Eve

Police in Fredericton are investigating what they're calling a 'serious assault' with a weapon on New Year's Eve.

Sgt. Dave MacLean said in a news release that officers responded to a north side home around 12:30 a.m. Sunday.

MacLean said one person was taken to the Dr. Everett Chalmers Regional Hospital in Fredericton with serious but non-life threatening injuries.

Police did not say what type of weapon was used or whether any suspects have been identified.

They also did not say where the incident occurred, though a news release from the Canadian Red Cross says four people were forced from their basement apartment on Clarence Avenue around 12:30 a.m. Sunday due to a "crime scene investigation" involving the main level of the home.

The organization arranged emergency lodging and meals for the tenants.

MacLean said officers responded to 65 calls for service on New Year's Eve – many involving fights and assaults.

Officers also responded to one motor vehicle collision during the night.

By Brad Perry -