FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police in Fort Collins are investigating a stabbing that occurred Tuesday afternoon.

According to Sgt. Dean Cunningham, just before 1 p.m. officers responded to a report of a woman cut in the neck in the parking lot of the Larimer County Courthouse Office located at 200 West Oak Street.

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“When officers arrived they discovered a female with an injury to her neck,” police said in a statement.

The Larimer County Courthouse (credit: CBS)

The Larimer County Courthouse (credit: CBS)

Police arrested Michael Contreras, 21, at the scene for allegedly stabbing his mother, who was transported to the Medical Center of Rockies for treatment.

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“During the investigation it was determined the female is the mother of Contreras. She is expected to survive her injuries. Contreras was transported to the Larimer County Jail for suspicion of attempted murder in the first degree and first degree assault,” police said.

Contreras’ mother’s name hasn’t been released.

Additional Information From Fort Collins Police Services

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Anyone with information about this crime is encouraged to call Detective David Grant with Fort Collins Police at 970-416-2026 or Crime Stoppers at 970-221-6868.