Police have been known as after an altercation broke out at Staple Providore & Cafe in St Kilda simply earlier than 10am at present.
Witnesses have described the incident as horrifying and say the sufferer set free a deafening scream as onlookers pinned the alleged attacker to the bottom.
“There was blood all over the place,” close by cafe proprietor Ashok Bisht advised 9NEWS.
“It regarded like he had been stabbed within the neck. He was nonetheless respiration however he was in a nasty situation.
“Everybody was chilling out … having espresso then abruptly this occurs. It was horrifying.”
The sufferer obtained a number of stab wounds to the higher physique and was transported to hospital with critical accidents.
He was sitting having a espresso when the alleged attacker walked by and stabbed him after a brief argument.
“He stated ‘assist, assist, name the ambulance’,” Mr Baskar stated.
Officers consider the lads concerned are identified to one another.
“A 42-year-old St Kilda man was arrested on the scene and is presently aiding police with their enquiries,” a police spokeswoman stated.
The investigation stays ongoing with the cafe cordoned off as detectives comb the world.
Anybody who witnessed the incident or with info is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report by way of www.crimestoppersvic.com.au