FALL RIVER — A man who was stabbed Wednesday afternoon in Fall River and rushed to the hospital with critical injuries is now in stable condition, a police spokesman confirmed.

Fall River Police Capt. Barden Castro said the department received a report of a stabbing at 2:37 p.m. Wednesday in the 100 block of Nashua Street.

Officers learned that a man had been stabbed in the chest and neck, Castro said.

First responders found the victim and immediately took him to Rhode Island Hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Hospital workers were able to treat the victim and stabilize his condition, according to Castro.

"He is suffering from serious injuries but is considered stable at this point," Castro stated Thursday morning.

He added that detectives are investigating a potential suspect, but no further information could be disclosed.

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