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Teen arrested in connection with fatal Nuns’ Island stabbing

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WATCH ABOVE: Montreal Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a fatal stabbing on Nuns' Island Friday night. The death was Montreal's 17th homicide of 2016 – Oct 29, 2016

A 16-year-old boy was arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a 15-year-old boy on Nuns’ Island Friday evening.

Montreal Police (SPVM) received a 911 call shortly before 11 p.m. alerting them that a young man had been stabbed.

The victim was found on Île-des-Soeurs Boulevard near Darwin Street.

“He has been stabbed in the upper body at least one time with a knife,” SPVM spokesperson Raphael Bergeron said.

He was rushed to hospital where he later died of his injuries.

According to police, the stabbing happened after a brawl broke out between a group of people.

Information gathered at the scene allowed officers to locate a suspect.

The 16-year-old was arrested and is being detained for questioning.  He is expected to meet with investigators later in the day Saturday and appear in youth court Monday.

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His name won’t be released for privacy reasons.

It is the 17th homicide of 2016 on SPVM territory.

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