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SQ arrest man in connection with Saint-Jérôme homicide

The SQ is investigating the death of a 60-year-old man in Saint-Jérôme. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2017.
The SQ is investigating the death of a 60-year-old man in Saint-Jérôme. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2017. Courtesy TVA

A 40-year-old man was arrested in connection with the death of 60-year-old Daniel Robert in Saint-Jérome, on Saturday evening.

Local police were called to a home on Brìere Street at 6:30 p.m., where they discovered a man with serious injuries.

Police were called to a home on Brière Street in Saint-Jérôme after a man was reported injured on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017
Police were called to a home on Brière Street in Saint-Jérôme after a man was reported injured on Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Courtesy TVA

The victim was taken to hospital, where he later died.

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The Sûreté du Québec’s major crimes unit is investigating the death, which has been ruled a homicide.

Police are not saying how the man died, but have requested an autopsy, saying the victim’s body bore signs of violence.

Sûreté du Québec spokesperson Aurélie Guindon, said the 40-year-old has yet to meet with investigators.

Police refused to comment on how the two men are linked.