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Arrest made in Alberni homicide

RCMP have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of a 21-year-old male on Monday morning.  - SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News
RCMP have arrested a man in connection with the stabbing death of a 21-year-old male on Monday morning.
— image credit: SUSAN QUINN/Alberni Valley News

An arrest has been made in the stabbing death of a 21-year-old man in Port Alberni.

Acting on a tip, RCMP swarmed around Dry Creek Park at 2:15 on Monday, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

A police dog team tracked the man along the creek then flushed him out. He was apprehended on Frank Street after a short foot chase.

Allan couldn't initially say how old the suspect but did say he is known to police.

On Monday morning, police found a 21-year-old male suffering from a stab wound, Allan said.

The man was transported to West Coast General Hospital where he died of his injuries shortly after.

The incident originally happened at a residence in the 4800 block of Redford Street, Allan said.

The name of the victim isn't being released. He isn't someone known to police, she added.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Port Alberni RCMP detachment at 250-723-2424, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-247-TIPS.

reporter@albernivalleynews.com

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