Police responded to the residence at approximately 11:20 AM, to reports of an assault with a baseball bat.
A man and woman – both 19 – were transported by EHS to Cape Breton Regional Hospital; the man has since been airlifted to Halifax for further treatment of head injuries and the woman remains in Cape Breton Regional Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Police quickly located and arrested a male suspect in the area; the 32-year-old, also a resident of the building and known to the victims, is in police custody.
With assistance from the K-9 Unit, police located the weapon, which had been discarded on MacLean street.
Members of the Major Crime Unit are investigating, with assistance from the Forensic Identification Unit; the apartment building remains secured while police prepare to execute a search warrant.
Charges are pending.