A 36-year-old man is warded in a serious condition at the San Fernando General Hospital nursing chop wounds to his face.
The victim told police that around 9pm on Sunday, he was liming at a bar near Esmeralda Junction, Williamsville, when he got into an argument with a childhood friend.
The argument became physical, and the two men engaged in a scuffle.
The suspect then retrieved a cutlass from his vehicle and dealt the victim a blow to his face and body.
He then entered a vehicle and fled the scene.
The victim suffered a 9cm laceration to his face, as well as several fractures.
The police were notified and were given a description of the suspect.