Man dies after stabbing in downtown Halifax, suspect arrested

A suspect has been arrested after a stabbing Thursday morning in downtown Halifax that left one man dead and another injured.

Halifax Regional Police were called to Insight Optometry on Brunswick Street around noon. 9:15 AT, after a man entered the clinic and attacked two men who were inside.

A 55-year-old man was stabbed and taken to hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according to a media release from the police.

The other victim, a 66-year-old man, was also injured during the altercation. He was rushed to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

The perpetrator fled the area on foot.

Police said a 25-year-old man was arrested shortly afterwards in the area.

Charges are expected, police said

Police said they are treating the incident as a homicide and charges are expected. They said the investigation is in its initial stages and they could not comment on a possible motive.

The Optometry Clinic is located on Brunswick Street in downtown Halifax, in the same building as a hotel and restaurant. (Rob Short / CBC)

Brunswick Street between Sackville Street and Spring Garden Road as well as Doyle Street at Queen Street were temporarily closed while police responded to the scene.

This is the fifth killing in the Halifax area in the last two months. Police have previously said it is too early to speculate on whether the previous killings are linked.

On Wednesday, the Halifax RCMP confirmed that the death of a 28-year-old man whose body was found inside a vehicle in Loon Lake has been determined as a homicide.

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