A man and a 15-year-old boy have been arrested following reports of a stabbing at an address in Wimborne.
Police were called to the Leigh Gardens area of the town at around 9.50pm along with the air ambulance which took a 50-year-old man to hospital who had been stabbed.
His condition is described as serious but is not believed to be life-threatening.
Following a search of the area and fast-time enquiries, a 15-year-old boy and a 27-year-old man have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
A scene is currently in place in Leigh Gardens while officers establish what happened.
Detective Inspector Paul Graham, of Bournemouth CID, said: “An investigation into this incident is underway and officers have been carrying out house-to-house and CCTV enquiries in a bid to find out exactly what took place.
“I am appealing to anyone who witnessed the incident, heard anything suspicious or has any information that may assist our investigation to please get in contact with us.
“I would urge residents or passing motorists to please check their home CCTV or dashcams to see if they have captured anything of relevance.
“I understand this incident will be of concern to residents and the wider community and they can expect to see an enhanced police presence over the coming days while our enquiries continue.
“Officers from the local neighbourhood policing team will be in the area and can be approached with any direct concerns.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Dorset Police at www.dorset.police.uk/contact or by calling 101, quoting incident number 26:610. Alternatively, independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously online at Crimestoppers-uk.org or by calling Freephone 0800 555 111.