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4 February 2018, 06:46 | Updated: 4 February 2018, 06:48
A man has been stabbed after he went outside a city centre snooker hall for a cigarette in what police described as a "shocking" attack.
The 29-year-old had been chatting to another man outside the property in Hope Street in Glasgow, when he became aggressive.
An ambulance rushed the man - who sustained a serious injury to one of his arms - to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where his condition is described as "stable".
Detective Constable Vicky Martin, of Police Scotland, said: "The injured man had been with friends in the snooker hall and came out for a cigarette. Whilst outside, he got chatting to another man, who for whatever reason, became aggressive and then stabbed him.
"Thankfully his injuries are not life-threatening, as far as we are aware. However, for a meeting to turn from chatting to being stabbed is quite shocking.
"Just after 6pm on a Friday is a busy time and I have no doubt there would have been plenty of people about who will have seen the attack take place."
Police are appealing for witnesses or anyone else with information about the incident to come forward, and described the suspect as being white, of large build, with short dark hair and wearing a navy blue jumper, black trousers and black trainers.
DC Martin said: "Officers are checking the CCTV from the area but I would ask that anyone who has information that will assist our inquiries contact the CID at Glasgow City Centre Police Station via 101."