SURREY, B.C. - RCMP say a man has potentially life-altering injuries following a stabbing in Surrey, B.C.

The attack happened around 8 p.m. Tuesday not far from Surrey Memorial Hospital.

Staff Sgt. Duane Honeyman says in a release that the 32-year-old victim remains in serious condition.

Police say their initial investigation confirms an altercation involving one other person led to the stabbing.

The motive is still being determined, but Honeyman says the injured man knows his assailant.

RCMP believe the general public is not at risk.