A search is underway for a man wanted in connection with a stabbing in Brantford on Thursday night. He faces several charges including attempted murder.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for 31-year-old Seymour Audley Williams Jr. of Brampton.

Charges include attempted murder, aggravated assault, break and enter, wearing a disguise with intent, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and breach of recognizance.

Police were called to a Henry Street residence around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday where a 24-year-old man had been stabbed in the chest and arms by a man who broke in to the home.

Brantford Police Insp. Kent Potruff says "Officers arrived and found a man who had been stabbed and was suffering from multiple injuries. He was treated at that point by emergency services, he was then transferred to Brantford General Hospital."

The victim reportedly suffered non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was last seen fleeing the residence on foot. A search by the OPP canine unit was unable to track the man.

According to Potruff "The victim's girlfriend and her nine-year-old child were in the residence at the time and they did not suffer any injuries."

The girlfriend's sister, who did not want to be identified, told CTV News the man was known to those in the residence.

"My sister and him had broken up a little while ago and he's been trying to get her back for awhile and she's moved on with her life and he can't handle it."

The building's superintendant Raymond Keeping says the suspect used to live in the building.

"He had a key to get in and out of the complex but he didn't use the key. He went through a different way and he knows his way around the complex."

Police are encouraging Williams to turn himself in, and anyone with information is asked to contact police at 519-756-0113 Ext. 2262 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.