Nova Scotia

Canadian man killed in Mexico

Police in Mexico are investigating the stabbing death of a Canadian man in an apartment in Progreso on Friday morning. It's being treated as a homicide, police say.

One person has been arrested in the homicide investigation, police say

Bruce Allen, 70, was killed in his Progreso, Mexico, vacation apartment on Friday. (Facebook)

A Canadian man was killed on Friday in an apartment in Mexico, police said. 

Bruce Allen, 70, of Dartmouth, N.S., was found by his partner in their vacation apartment with multiple stab wounds to his neck and chest, a family member said.

Allen was renting an apartment in Progreso, a small beach city near Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula.

Progreso city police said one person was arrested in connection with the death Friday evening.

Mexican federal police are conducting the homicide investigation, said Progreso police commander Carlos Burgos.

An autopsy is being performed, Burgos said.

Canadian consular officials are providing assistance to the family, according to Global Affairs spokesperson Amy Mills.

In an emailed statement, she said no further information can be disclosed due to provisions under the Privacy Act. 

"Our thoughts and sympathies are with the family and friends of the Canadian citizen who died in Mexico," she said.