A 33-year-old man who is required to register as a violent offender has been arrested in Great Falls on suspicion of stabbing another man.

The Great Falls Tribune reports Christopher Plouffe faces a charge of felony assault with a weapon.

Charging documents say officer Rob Beall encountered Mathias Blackhoop before 5 a.m. Friday. He says he had been in an altercation and that Plouffe had stabbed him in the arms and abdomen with a black and silver folding knife in the apartment where Plouffe lives.

Blackhoop was taken to the hospital. His injuries did not appear life-threatening.

Beall located Plouffe in an alley behind the apartment building. Court records say he had blood on a folding knife in his pocket that matched Blackhoop's description.