A man has been arrested in Paphos in connection with a knife attack, with reports saying he stabbed his compatriot who loaned him money after he felt insulted.
Police said they were notified on Thursday about an injured man outside his residence, in Polis Chrysochous, Paphos district.
Officers who responded to the call found a 45-year-old man from Vietnam who had stab wounds in his chest. He was rushed to the Emergency Room at Paphos General Hospital, where he underwent surgery with doctors saying his conditions was serious but stable.
A 24-year-old man also from Vietnam was later arrested, with police saying they were investigating a case of attempted murder.
Additional reports said the suspect reportedly admitted attacking his compatriot with a knife, saying he felt insulted by the man who loaned him cash and called to ask for his money. Local media said the suspect appeared to have borrowed €110 from the victim and the suspect was taking too long to pay him back.
The suspect said he felt insulted on the phone and went to meet his compatriot, whom he ended up stabbing twice in the chest.
CID Paphos is investigating the case.