A 29-year-old Halifax man is in hospital with life-threatening injuries after being assaulted by a group of five men early Saturday morning in downtown Halifax

Police say at 2:30 a.m. on November 16th, they were called to a reported assault near Grafton St. and Prince St. in downtown Halifax.

A 29-year-old man was assaulted by a group of five males. He was taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries.

The assault occurred in an area of Halifax where several businesses are open past 2:00 a.m. Some of those businesses do have security cameras in the area, but it’s unclear whether any of them would have captured video of the assault.

When approached for comment, employees of businesses in the area declined to speak on camera, and said they didn’t see anything unusual last night, but were shocked to hear about the severity of the assault.

Police are actively searching for the suspects but there are no description at this time.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call police at 902-490-5020 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).