Police have released the name of their colleague who was stabbed last night.
He is Constable Ryan Coppin, 32, who is attached to Police Headquarters.
An unknown assailant stabbed the officer multiple times in his upper body around 8 p.m., while he was in the area of Synagogue Lane and James Street, The City.
He is now in stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Investigations are continuing.