A woman was in hospital yesterday after being found at home with her hand cut off in an attack.
Emergency services were called to South Road, Charleston, at around 8am today.
Police confirmed a woman had been taken to Ninewells with a “severe injury”.
A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident.
Police have since insisted there is no wider threat to the public.
Residents in South Road have described their shock after police and ambulances arrived at their neighbour’s house this morning.
Eileen Murray, 59, who has lived in the area for more than three years said she was “shocked” to hear a woman had been attacked.
She said: “I noticed two police cars outside one of the properties at around 8.45am today.
“A plain clothes officer came to my door just after 9am and told me a lady had been attacked around 3am this morning.”
Avril Kearns, 73, said: “I was surprised to hear a woman had been attacked when the officer came to my door and told me the news.”
One resident, who declined to be named, said there were two ambulances at the scene and a woman was taken away on a stretcher just before 9am.
Another resident described the victim as “vulnerable” and said she used a wheelchair. Several neighbours said she is about 60 years old.
James Gordon, 53, said he was a friend of the victim and added: “I saw the police outside her front door this morning just after 8am.
“Naturally I’m very concerned as to what has happened to her.”
Detective Inspector Tom Leonard said in a statement: “Officers are currently in attendance at South Road, Dundee, after receiving a call of concern for a woman this morning around 8am.
“The woman was taken to Ninewells Hospital where she is currently receiving treatment for a severe injury.
“A 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the incident and I would like to reassure the public that there is no wider threat.
“Our inquiries are at an early stage.”