The case of a 36-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation who was fatally stabbed Friday morning is being treated as a homicide, according to the New Brunswick RCMP.
Police were called around 6 a.m. to an altercation at a home on Oak Street. When police arrived, they found the victim in medical distress, who appeared to suffer from stab wounds.
While RCMP officers administered first aid to the man until paramedics arrived, he died at the scene from his injuries.
“Later the same day, a 46-year-old man from Elsipogtog First Nation was arrested in the community, and a weapon was located and seized by police,” said the New Brunswick RCMP.
“An autopsy has been scheduled to help determine the man’s exact cause of death. Police are investigating the man’s death as a homicide.”
Police say the Major Crime Unit wants to speak to anyone who lives in the area of Oak Street and Graham Road and may have security camera footage.
They also appeal to anyone who may have driven through those areas between 12 a.m. and 9 a.m. on Oct. 7 and possibly witnessed anything suspicious or have dash-cam footage.
Anyone with information can contact the Major Crime Unit at 1-888-506-RCMP (7267) or submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).