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Surrey stabbing victim dies in hospital

A victim of Wednesday's stabbing in central Surrey has died in hospital. The suspect is currently in custody and awaiting further charges.
A victim of Wednesday's stabbing in central Surrey has died in hospital. The suspect is currently in custody and awaiting further charges. Shane MacKichan

A victim of a stabbing that occurred in Surrey city centre Wednesday afternoon has now died in hospital, homicide investigators are confirming.

Troy Clysdale, 49, died on Thursday after receiving treatment for his injuries. A second victim, who has not yet been named, is currently being treated for injuries related to the same incident and is expected to survive.

A male suspect, identified by the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) today as 20-year-old Boni-Muhammed Mutawakel, was quickly arrested at the scene by Surrey RCMP after attempting to flee. He has been charged with aggravated assault. IHIT and RCMP are currently working with Crown Council to determine if Mutawakel will face homicide charges.

Investigators are still investigating the incident to confirm motive, yet they believe the confrontation began as a verbal dispute between Mutawakel and one or both of the victims. Because the incident occurred in a public area during daytime, there were a number of witnesses who are still being interviewed.

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IHIT is asking that any further witnesses or anyone else with more information to contact their tip line at 1-877-551-4448.