A woman has died following a stabbing at a home in Surrey, B.C., police say.
Around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 12700 block of 66 Avenue, police responded to a call that a person had been stabbed at home.
Police arrived with paramedics, but the woman was later pronounced dead in hospital.
“Police located and arrested the suspect who has been transported to Surrey RCMP cells,” said Sgt. Rob Maione.
“Both parties are known to each other, and there is no risk to the public.”
A nearby neighbour, for whom Global News agreed to conceal her identity for safety reasons, said the victim was a teacher and mother to young children who had just recently returned from a trip.
“She was a teacher, she was a nice woman,” the neighbour said.
“She didn’t talk much about her family (to us).”
The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is on the case.
RCMP officials said the area will be cordoned off for a “significant amount of time.”
Anyone with information can contact IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.