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Smithers man dead following stabbing incident…

SMITHERS, BC: The Smithers RCMP along with the North District RCMP are currently investigating a homicide…

Police say on February 8 just after midnight, officers responded to an assist call from the BC Ambulance Service for a report of a stabbing.

When officers attended the scene first, they located an unconscious male suffering from serious stab wounds. Immediate first-aid measures were initiated by the RCMP, and then BC Ambulance arrived. The victim was transported to hospital, where, despite all efforts, the 22 year-old Smithers man was pronounced deceased.

Early investigation indicates that an argument ensued between the victim and another man in the residence, known to him. A 24 year-old male suspect has been taken into custody.

The North District RCMP’s Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section and E Division Major Crime are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and have no reason to believe the general public is at risk. This investigation is continuing.

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