Articles of clothing and medical equipment are strewn about the scene of a stabbing on Redford Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on Monday morning. A 21-year-old is dead and police are on the hunt for a suspect.

Man dead after Alberni morning stabbing

A 21-year old man is dead and police are on the hunt for a suspect after a stabbing on a main Port Alberni street Monday morning.

A 21-year old man is dead and police are on the hunt for a suspect after a stabbing on a main Port Alberni street Monday morning.

Police responded to reports of a man down on Redford Street between Fourth and Fifth Avenues shortly after 8 a.m. and found the man suffering from a stab wound, RCMP Cpl. Jen Allan said.

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

Police and a dog team are still searching for a suspect.

The incident originally happened at a residence in the 4800 block of Fourth Avenue, said Allan, who couldn’t say if the residence is known to police.

The area remains closed to traffic. The RCMP Major Crime Unit, forensic identification section are on scene, and additional investigators from around Vancouver Island are en route.

The name of the victim isn’t being released pending notification of next of kin, Allan said.

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

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