A 26-year-old man was questioned by officers on suspicion of assault in Garsdale Road, Brookfield and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
The arrest followed an investigation after a man was found with a wound to his abdomen in the early hours of Sunday.
A police spokesman said: “A 26-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of assault. He has been bailed while inquiries continue into the inc ident.”
Officers have repeated their appeal for anyone who witnessed anything in the area of Garsdale Road at around 2.30am on Sunday to come forward. They should ring 101 quoting log number 0204 of August 13.