September 13, 2018 10:01 am
Updated: September 13, 2018 8:02 pm

Man dies after stabbing in downtown Montreal

A Montreal police vehicle.

Rachel Lau/Global News

A man has died in hospital after he was stabbed in downtown Montreal early Thursday morning.

Montreal police say the incident occurred around 7 a.m. and the victim was located at the corner of Berri Street and Viger Avenue.

The man was found lying on the ground with serious injuries to his upper body. By the time police had arrived, the suspect had fled the scene.

He was taken to hospital in critical condition. His death was reported later in the day.

“The death of the victim was confirmed at the hospital,” said police spokesperson Manuel Couture.

Police say a 42-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the fatal stabbing. It is not yet known if the two knew each other.

It is the 20th homicide of the year in Montreal.

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