Police arrested a man after he attacked and injured a resident of Oroklini in the early hours of Monday.
A couple living in the village reported to police that a drunk man holding a knife who lives near their home was in their yard just after midnight.
When the owner of the house opened the back door the man attacked him and hit him in the face.
The victim managed to immobilise his attacker until police officers arrived.
The attacker was arrested while the owner of the residence was treated for a face injury in Larnaca hospital.