A woman has been taken to Prince Alfred Hospital after being attacked with an axe this morning.
A man was arrested just after 10am at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre in Melbourne after the attack.
The woman, reported to be in her 30s, was taken to hospital with upper-body injuries and is in a serious but stable condition.
A spokesperson for the shopping centre confirmed the attack, also revealing an area of the centre has been closed off.
“It is believed parties are known to each other,” Victoria Police spokeswoman Belinda Batty said in a statement.
It is believed the attack happened at a nail salon.