A man was rushed to hospital after an assault on Queen St this morning.

Police were called to the scene, outside Auckland's St James Theatre, at 5.30am.

A St John spokeswoman said the man, in his 30s, was taken by ambulance to Auckland City Hospital.

A witness at the scene said a cordon was in place.

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A male in his 30s is to appear in Auckland District Court today on a charge of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.