Woman, 24, dies in hospital following afternoon stabbing in Montreal

A Montreal Police badge is shown during a news conference in Montreal, Monday, October 7, 2019. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Montreal police have confirmed the death of a 24-year-old woman after she was allegedly stabbed several times Tuesday afternoon.

Montreal police spokesperson Raphael Bergeron said the incident happened at around 4:30 p.m. following an altercation between a man and a woman on Aylmer Street in the city’s Plateau-Mont-Royal borough.

“The man stabbed the victim … several times in the upper body,” Bergeron said, adding an arrest was made nearby shortly after.

A 36-year-old man is in police custody and is being detained for questioning.

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The victim was taken to hospital in critical condition, where she later died of her injuries.

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“The motive for the aggression still needs to be determined,” Bergeron said.

It is not known yet whether the man and the woman were known to each other.

A perimeter was set up at the intersection of Aylmer and Milton streets to allow for the investigation.

The woman’s death is the city’s 26th homicide of 2021.

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