1 man dead, another in hospital after north Edmonton stabbing
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated to reflect that one of the victims died.
Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man who was involved in a stabbing near a north Edmonton apartment building Thursday morning.
Police said an altercation happened at around 4 a.m. at the Londonderry Heights apartment building near 72 Street and 144 Avenue.
It happened next door to Fire Station No. 14, where Alberta Health Services said someone ran over to get help from firefighters, who were first on scene.
EMS crews were dispatched at 4:20 a.m., and arrived on scene five minutes later to find a 29-year-old man in cardiac arrest. He was taken to Royal Alexandra Hospital with critical injuries and later died. An autopsy is scheduled for Thursday.
Another man, who is 40, was also found suffering from multiple stab wounds, according to AHS. He remains in hospital in non-life-threatening condition.
A woman who lives on the third floor of the apartment building said she went to bed between 9:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Wednesday and could hear partying coming from the ground-floor suite, which she said was not unusual.
The woman, who asked that her name not be published, said she woke up several times throughout the night to loud noises. She called 911 between 3:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. after hearing a “real bad noise down there that was not good.”
“Everything’s banging in my place, my doors and everything, from all the ruckus down there,” she said. “Smashing, banging, screaming, yelling.
“It’s quite scary because it’s happening right underneath my nose.”
She said someone from the apartment suite went over to the nearby fire hall for help. Emergency crews arrived on scene within five minutes of the 911 call.
The woman said she doesn’t know the people who live in the apartment suite well, but believes a man, woman and a two-year-old girl live there. She said she’s seen another toddler, a boy, at the apartment over the past week or so.
“It’s kind of scary when this stuff happens and I’ve got a four-year-old myself.”
Edmonton police officers could be seen at the fire hall and apartment building on Thursday.
The area outside a section of ground floor suites was blocked off with police tape and homicide detectives were investigating.
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