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Smithers man dead following stabbing on the weekend

A 22-year-old Smithers man is dead following a stabbing near that community on the weekend and a 24-year-old man is facing murder charges.

Smithers RCMP were called out to assist the BC Ambulance Service at a rural residence at about 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

Officers located an unconscious victim suffering from serious wounds. Officers performed first aid on the man until paramedics arrived. The victim was transported to the hospital, where, despite all efforts, he was pronounced deceased.

Early investigation indicates that an argument ensued between the victim and another man in the residence, known to him. A 24-year-old man has been taken into custody.

The North District RCMP’s Major Crime Section, Forensic Identification Section and E Division Major Crime are assisting with the investigation.

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and have no reason to believe the general public is at risk. This investigation is continuing.

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