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1 dead, 1 arrested following altercation in Blainville: Sûreté du Québec

The case was transferred to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police.
The case was transferred to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ) police. Karol Dahl/Global News

One man is dead and another is in police custody following an altercation at a residence on George-Hériot Street in Blainville.

Blainville police were called to the scene Wednesday afternoon at 2:15 p.m. to intervene with a person in crisis.

Officers say they found the male victim at the scene, who was declared dead on-site.

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The case was then transferred to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

An SQ spokesperson confirmed the victim was named Mazen Adel Halabi, aged 51.

She added a man in his 20s was arrested at the scene. He is expected to appear in court in Saint-Jérôme on Thursday.

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An investigation is underway.

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