Police are hunting for a suspected knife attacker after a man was slashed in the stomach during an argument close to the city centre.
Dozens of police officers swooped on the Hilltown and cordoned off an area by the junction near Victoria Road, shortly after 4pm on Tuesday.
It is understood the man received slashes to the abdomen, which were not life-threatening, and he has since been released from Ninewells Hospital.
No one has been arrested in connection with the incident, and Police Scotland has now made an appeal for witnesses.
The force said in a statement: “Police Scotland is appealing for information about an incident which took place near the junction of Hilltown and Victoria Road around 4.10pm on Tuesday.
“A disturbance took place which resulted in a man being injured and taken to hospital. He has since been released, and his injuries have been confirmed as not life-threatening.”
George Kilburn, 58, said he heard sirens shortly after 4pm.
He said: “I was standing outside the Ladywell Tavern when I saw the police.
“There must have been at least five cars at the scene, and possibly more, and I saw an ambulance crew trolleying someone into the back of their vehicle.”
One resident said there had been two men fighting on the road in the Hilltown shortly before 4pm.
One man was found lying near to the Bliss bridal shop before another was seen fleeing.
Another Hilltown resident said: “We heard the fighting from our window.
“Police and ambulance personnel were here really quickly.
“Loads of people were crowded around the person on the ground near to the Bliss bridal shop.”
Detective Sergeant Graeme Wishart said: “We are still trying to establish the full set of circumstances and identify the person or persons responsible.
“We believe this was an isolated incident.
“It has happened in broad daylight so we are pretty sure there will be people who have seen the incident, and we would like them to come forward.
“If anyone has witnessed this incident, or has driven past and has dashcam footage, please call 101 or speak to any police officer.”