RCMP in central Alberta were on the scene of an incident in the Anders area Tuesday afternoon,

Red Deer RCMP said officers were investigating the incident that took place at about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Asmundsen Avenue and Aikman Close.

It’s believed a 23-year-old was assaulted, after interrupting what police called a “crime in progress”.

The injured male was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP are asking anyone with information on the incident to come forward.

Drivers were advised to avoid the area as police investigate.

Anyone with information is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).