An 18-year-old man was stabbed behind a Clayton Park library on Thursday afternoon.

The victim was on a path behind the Keshen Goodman Library at around 1 p.m. when he was sprayed with a sensory irritant and stabbed.

He managed to make it to the library where police and paramedics were called.

“He’s been taken to the hospital and his injuries are believed to be non-life threatening,” said Const. Brian Palmeter, Halifax Regional Police spokesman.

The victim isn’t believed to be a student at the nearby Halifax West high school.

“We’re still trying to determine the motive behind it and investigators from the HRP/RCMP Integrated General Investigation section are interviewing a number of witnesses which we hope will help us identify persons responsible,” he said.

Palmeter added police were waiting to speak to the victim Thursday afternoon.

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