Update: Man dead in a stabbing in Niagara Falls; police say incident was not random


Published September 6, 2023 at 7:37 am

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Editor’s note: This article is updated with new information

A man had died in a stabbing in Niagara Falls.

Emergency crews rushed to a 911 call reporting a stabbing on Victoria Avenue between Morrison Street and Simcoe Street, in Niagara Falls at 2:50 a.m. this morning (Sept. 6), Niagara Regional Police said in a press release.

When officers, paramedics and members of the Niagara Falls Fire Department arrived they found a man who was suffering from an obvious stab wound, police said.

Despite lifesaving measures, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police believe the stabbing had escalated from a fight between a group of people.

“The incident is not believed to be random,” police said. “There is not believed to be a threat to the public stemming from this incident.”

The suspect(s) still remain at large at this time.

The Homicide Unit along with the 2 District Criminal Investigative Branch and the Forensic Services Unit are investigating.

Area residents and businesses with external video surveillance that captures Victoria Avenue between Morrison Street and Simcoe Street are encouraged to review their footage and contact the lead homicide detective at 905-688-4111, option 3, extension #1009134.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or call 1-800-222-8477.  Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information that leads to an arrest.

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