A man in his 30s has been taken to the Royal Darwin Hospital following an aggravated assault incident in Palmerston earlier this evening.
Police received a report of a disturbance between two men outside a take away liquor store on Woolnough Place just before 6:30pm.
It is alleged a 26-year-old man produced a weapon and seriously assaulted a 33-year-old man, who was transported to the Royal Darwin Hospital in a critical condition.
The scene has been cordoned off by police who are currently investigated the incident.
Police urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or have information which may assist with the investigation to contact them on 131 444 or report it anonymously via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.