A young man, believed to be from the area, was stabbed in broad daylight in Naas today.
The incident occurred in Monread, close to the Sallins Road Junction at about 4pm.
A section of the roadway, with small bloodstains still visible, was cordoned off by gardai at Monread Hights.
A second scene on a nearby grassy area was also cordoned off at 5pm as gardai on duty awaited the arrival of scenes of crime investigators.
The Leader understands that the youth’s injuries are not life threatening.
He was accompanied by friends who summoned the emergency services and was taken to Tallaght Hospital.