4 arrests made in connection with fatal stabbing in downtown Montreal

Montreal police are investigating after two men were stabbed overnight in downtown Montreal. Saturday, July 21, 2018. Courtesy TVA

Four people in their 20s were arrested and taken in for questioning Saturday morning, after two men were stabbed — one fatally — following an argument.

Montreal police were called to the intersection of St-Laurent Boulevard and Viger Avenue, near Montreal’s Chinatown, at 3:50 a.m.

When officers arrived, they located two men — a 26-year-old and a 20-year-old — who had been stabbed with a sharp object.

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Montreal police (SPVM) spokesperson Véronique Comtois said one of the victims is in critical condition, while the other sustained serious, but non-life-threatening injuries on his upper body.

Shortly before noon, police confirmed that the 20-year-old victim had died of his injuries, in what is now being investigated as the 15th homicide of 2018 on SPVM territory.

Witnesses told police an argument broke out between the two men and another group, and quickly escalated.

The suspects were seen fleeing in a white SUV.

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Comtois said the SUV was quickly located and four people, including two women, were arrested.

They are expected to meet with investigators later in the day.

A perimeter has been set up and St-Laurent Boulevard is closed between Viger Avenue and St-Antoine Street as crime scene technicians analyse the scene.

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