A 62-year-old man is facing assault charges in connection with a stabbing in Dartmouth.

Halifax Regional Police responded to Roleika Drive around 7:36 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a report that two men were fighting inside an apartment.

When police arrived, they found a 47-year-old man with stab wounds to his face, as well as a 62-year-old man with facial injuries.

The men were taken to separate hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.

The older man was later released from hospital and taken to police headquarters for questioning.

William John Hughes is facing charges of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Hughes is due to appear in Dartmouth provincial court on Thursday.

Police say the incident wasn’t a random act as the men are known to one another.