The police helicopter was called in as a manhunt was launched in Peterborough last night following reports of a stabbing.
Officers were called at 3.38pm yesterday afternoon, Wednesday October 17, with reports of a suspected stabbing in Pendleton, Ravensthorpe.
Ambulance crews attended and took the victim, a 20-year-old man, to Peterborough City Hospital where he was checked over and confirmed he had not been stabbed, but suffered cuts and lacerations from a sharp implement.
The police helicopter was deployed to try to locate the offender who made off on foot after the incident.
No arrests have been made at this time.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.