Youth in custody in Prince Rupert following death of 69-year-old man

 

A 17-year-old male youth is in custody and a 69-year-old man is dead following an incident in Prince Rupert Wednesday.

Prince Rupert police say they were called to report of a stabbing a residence in the 400 block of Ninth Avenue West in Prince Rupert just before 2 a.m.  When they arrived, police took the youth into custody and two people were located inside the residence suffering from serious injuries. Emergency personnel attended to both individuals but the man succumbed to his injuries. A 69-year-old woman was taken to the hospital with serious injurious.

RCMP officers are currently on scene and additional resources from the Major Crime Unit in Prince George will be attending Prince Rupert to assist with the investigation. There is no risk to the public at this time and further updates will be provided when possible.