Nova Scotia

Man, 20, dies after stabbing in west-end Halifax

A 20-year-old man died after he was stabbed at a home in Halifax's west-end early Sunday morning, marking the second homicide in the city this year.

Body found in home on Seaforth Street

Police canvassed the neighborhood looking for anyone who might have heard or seen anything. (CBC)

A 20-year-old man died after he was stabbed at a home in Halifax's west-end early Sunday morning, marking the second homicide in the city this year. 

Police said they were called to a home on Seaforth Street, near the intersection of Windsor and North streets, around 4:20 a.m., where they found the victim's body.

Const. Pierre Bourdages said Vincent James Steele was arrested at the home without incident. The 21-year-old man is facing a second-degree murder charge.

He is known to police.

Earlier that morning, police responded to a call about a disturbance in the area. But police said the people they spoke with at that time did not ask for assistance. The police left the area about 20 minutes before receiving the call about the stabbing. They said they believe the incidents are related.

Neighbours said the residence is notorious for being a party house.

Jacob Young, who lives next door, said the scene comes as no surprise.

"I have had my own confrontations with them," he said. "I hate feeling unsafe in my apartment and this just puts the cherry on the cake. But, I would never have thought this would happen."

Police are not looking for any more suspects.

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