NEW MILFORD — A local man is facing assault and evidence-tampering charges after police say he stabbed another man Thursday morning.

Dion Bernier, 27, was arrested at his 147 Grove St. residence after police responded to a call about an altercation between three males that resulted in one being stabbed around 8:40 a.m.

Through a preliminary investigation, police determined that Bernier had stabbed the 28-year-old victim with a large folding knife.

Police did not specify where on the man’s body he was stabbed.

The victim sustained serious injuries and was transported to Danbury Hospital. Police said his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Bernier was arrested at the scene and charged with first-degree assault and tampering with evidence.

The incident is still under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Officer Ron Kurtz at 860-355-3133.

Bernier was one of two men arrested in January 2014 following a strong-arm robbery at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Brookfield.

He pleaded guilty to third-degree robbery and third-degree conspiracy to commit robbery.

For each count, Bernier was sentenced to five years imprisonment, suspended after seven months, with three years probation.

Following Thursday morning’s stabbing, Bernier’s bond was set at $250,000, and he was arraigned Friday.