Police say a 45-year-old man is dead and a youth faces a charge of murder after a stabbing in Charlottetown Friday night.

Officers found an injured man when they were called to a home on Brows Lane before 9:30 p.m.

Cpl. Dean Field, with the Charlottetown Police Service, said paramedics tried to help the man but he died at the scene.

Melanie Bryenton lives in the area. She says she was driving by with her sister and saw a police car and ambulance near another car. They thought it was a car accident.

"(My sister) said that there was somebody in between the ambulance and another car, and that they were doing CPR," Bryenton said.

Bryenton was surprised to hear that it was fatal stabbing.

"That stuff doesn't really happen here very often," Bryenton said.

Police said a youth was arrested just before 2:30 a.m. Saturday and remains in custody pending a court appearance on a charge of first-degree murder.

No other details are available.

Neighbours say they don't know who lives in the house, the CBC's Steve Bruce reported.