Medicine Hat Police continue to investigate an incident at the Medicine Hat Mall.

Police received a panic alarm around 1:00 pm this afternoon followed by a 9-1-1 call requesting an ambulance.

First responders found a 72 year old man at the scene with serious injuries and he was treated, then transported to hospital.

Officers were then alerted to a possible suspect attempting to leave the mall who was then arrested.

The identity of the accused can not be released until formal charges are sworn the 40 year old man.

Investigators say this appears to be an isolated incident as the suspect and the victim are known to each other.