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Vancouver police investigate homicide at Stanley Park seawall

Officers were called to the seawall at Stanley Park after a man was stabbed Wednesday night.

Police closed off seawall between Second and Third Beach on Wednesday night

A VPD officer escorts an ambulance along the seawall. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Vancouver police are investigating a homicide on the Stanley Park seawall after a man died Wednesday night.

Const. Jason Doucette said officers responded to a report of someone suffering from stab wounds between Second and Third Beach around 11 p.m. PT.

Paramedics pronounced the 61-year-old Vancouver man dead at the scene.

A person of interest found nearby has been arrested for questioning, Doucette said, but hasn't been named as a  suspect.

A portion of the seawall between the two beaches remains closed Thursday morning as officers canvass the area.

The Vancouver Police Major Crimes Section is handling the investigation. Police are asking anyone who was in the area Wednesday night to contact the unit at (604) 717-2500 or Crimestoppers to remain anonymous.

Officials say this is the city's second homicide of 2017.

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