There have been reports of a violent incident in Newry city late on Friday night.
The suspected stabbing occurred in the Talbot Street area of the City, causing shock and concern among residents in the area.
It is believed a number of people have been stabbed.
Independent councillor Gavin Malone stated: “Please avoid Talbot street area as I have been contacted by a number of residents and have been told there has been a very serious incident tonight and a number of people stabbed.”
Newry Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte has said the reports have caused huge concern and shock.
“Details of the incident are unclear at present but I believe there has been a violent stabbing attack. Police are at the scene and the area is sealed off.
“I would urge people to allow the Emergency Services to get on with their work of looking after the injured and investigating the incident.
“This news has shocked us all. Stabbing sand knife crime in general have become all too regular. Those engaged in these violent criminal acts need to be apprehended and face the full rigours of the law.”