NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (WVEC) -- Police responded to a stabbing that left a victim with life-threatening injuries Friday morning.

Around 7:08 a.m., a 33-year-old male subject was found at the 700 block of Waterfront Circle with a stab wound to the torso.

The Newport News man was transported to a local hospital.

According to authorities, they believed the injuries were not life threatening, but medic personal at the hospital determined the wounds were life threatening.

Police believe he was a victim of a robbery or attempted robbery in the area of 6th Street and Ivy Avenue.

Officials say they have detained a possible suspect.

No further information was released.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Newport News Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.