August 9, 2018 6:02 am
Updated: August 9, 2018 4:54 pm

Downtown stabbing leaves 30-year-old man dead

One man is in critical condition after a stabbing in Place Emilie-Gamelin. 9 Aug 2018

Yannick Gadbois / Global News
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Montreal’s 16th homicide of 2018 was confirmed after a stabbing in Place Émilie-Gamelin early Thursday morning.

It happened around 2:40 a.m. as an argument broke out between two men. One of the men was stabbed in the upper body with a sharp object.

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The victim, a 30-year-old-man who was known to police, was taken to hospital in critical condition and pronounced dead around 10 a.m.

The suspect fled the scene before police arrived and has yet to be found.

“The investigation is still ongoing. We hope to identify the suspect,” said Montreal police spokesperson Raphaël Bergeron.

READ MORE: Police arrest man after stabbing at Montreal bus terminal

A perimeter was set up around De Maisonneuve and St-Hubert as police continue their investigation.

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