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1 in custody after child killed following stabbing in southeast Edmonton

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WATCH ABOVE: The Edmonton Police Service's homicide unit is investigating the death of a young girl in the city's southeast. Police were called to a home in the area of 25 Avenue NW and 43 Street NW Monday night – May 19, 2020

A large police presence responded to the suspicious death of a young girl in southeast Edmonton Monday evening.

Edmonton police said it was called to a home in the area of 25 Avenue NW and 43 Street NW around 8:45 p.m. in response to a stabbing incident.

The girl was found by emergency crews with life-threatening injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

“Efforts were made to try to save the child, however, unfortunately she succumbed to her injuries,” Insp. Erik Johnson said Monday night.

One suspect was taken into custody by police Monday.

“A male suspect was arrested at the scene, so there’s no risk to the public at this time,” Johnson said.

Police could not confirm the age of the victim, but said she was under 10 years old.

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Edmonton Police Service homicide detectives are investigating the incident.

One person was taken into custody after a child was killed on May 18 in southeast Edmonton. Les Knight / Global News

The home involved in the incident is located in the Bisset neighbourhood in the greater Mill Woods area.

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Police said Monday night that no additional information would be released at this time.

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