Gardaí said they were following a "definite line of enquiry" after a teenager was allegedly slashed in the face with a sharp blade in Newcastle West on Tuesday.
The assault is alleged to have occurred during an altercation involving a number of males in the town’s square shortly after midday.
It is believed the alleged assault may have been linked to an earlier alleged incident at a business premises in the town.
"Shortly after 12 noon on Tuesday, 28th June, 2022, Gardaí from Newcastle West and Emergency Services were alerted after a male youth (aged in his mid-teens) sustained a laceration to his face in the course of an incident at The Square, Newcastle West," a Garda spokesperson said.
"He was taken from the scene by ambulance to University Hospital Limerick for treatment. His injures are not life-threatening.
"Enquires into the incident are ongoing and Gardaí are following a definite line of enquiry," the spokesperson added.
It is understood a number of people may have filmed the alleged assault and gardaí are believed to be harvesting CCTV footage from local businesses in the area at the time of the incident.