A 17-year-old teenager was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the stabbing of a 16-year-old in the throat and chest early Monday morning, a police report said. He was later remanded for six days.
According to the report, the incident happened at around 3am while the teenager was hanging out at the Phaneromeni church courtyard at the centre of Nicosia with a friend, 17.
The area is a popular hang-out spot for Nicosia youngsters.
The pair were attacked by three individuals, resulting in the teen needing medical treatment for throat and chest injuries caused by a sharp instrument, police said.
The teen underwent surgery and his condition is stable. The 17-year-old was treated and later discharged.
Nicosia CID are on the case which they treat as attempted murder.