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Officers find man stabbed to death on downtown street: Montreal police

Montreal police constables reportedly discovered the body of a 61-year-old man who had been stabbed to death early on the morning of May 5, 2020.
Montreal police constables reportedly discovered the body of a 61-year-old man who had been stabbed to death early on the morning of May 5, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Mario Beauregard

A man was found stabbed to death on a downtown Montreal street early Tuesday morning, according to police.

Montreal police spokesperson Jean-Pierre Brabant said constables discovered the unconscious 61-year-old man at around 2:30 a.m. while on patrol on Ste-Catherine and Drummond streets. They quickly determined he had been stabbed by what Brabant described as “an edged weapon.”

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Brabant said that while paramedics were called to the scene, the victim was confirmed dead on site.

Shortly afterwards, a 60-year-old suspect was located “not far from the scene,” according to Brabant. That man was taken into police custody and is expected to be interrogated later in the day Tuesday.

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While investigators worked to piece together what happened, Ste-Catherine Street has been closed between Drummond and De la Montagne streets, while Drummond Street was closed from Maisonneuve to René-Lévesque boulevards.