Homicide detectives probe death of man who ‘appeared to have been stabbed’ in downtown Edmonton

A file photo of an Edmonton police vehicle.
A file photo of an Edmonton police vehicle. File/Global News

The death of a 34-year-old man following a reported altercation near the Edmonton Convention Centre on Monday night has triggered a suspicious death investigation, according to the Edmonton Police Service.

Police said at about 10:30 p.m., officers were called to an area east of 99 Street on Jasper Avenue for a report of an altercation.

“Upon arrival, officers located a 34-year-old male who appeared to have been stabbed,” police said in a news release on Tuesday. “The male was treated and transported to hospital by paramedics, where he succumbed to his injuries.”

Police said a 36-year-old man has been taken into custody in connection with the incident but noted that he had not been charged. They did not say if he was considered a suspect.

“Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Edmonton Convention Centre late yesterday evening and witnessed the altercation,” police said.

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Anyone with information about what happened is asked to call police at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.

An autopsy was expected to take place sometime on Tuesday.