Montreal woman stabbed and killed Friday night, man arrested

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A woman died of her injuries Friday evening after being stabbed in an apartment in eastern Montreal.

The Montreal Police Department (SPVM) confirmed on Saturday that it is the fifth murder in Montreal this year.

Officers received a call around 7 p.m. about a conflict between two people at the home on Aylwin St. near the intersection of Hochelaga and Sherbrooke streets.

The woman in her twenties was stabbed at least once in the upper body. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said Saturday morning.

The suspect, a 32-year-old man, was arrested at the scene with blood on him.

After the arrest, he was transported to a detention center to meet with investigators. He remains in custody.

The man was known to police before the altercation.

Police told CTV News they are trying to find out if and how the two knew each other.

Police set up a perimeter so detectives could inspect the spot.

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