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Police investigate Antigonish homicide

RCMP in Antigonish, N.S., have a man in custody after a homicide at a home early Wednesday.
27 Centennial St. was behind police tape Wednesday as RCMP investigated an early morning homicide. (CBC )

RCMP in Antigonish, N.S., have a man in custody after a homicide at a home early Wednesday.

Officers responded to a 911 call about a disturbance just after 12:30 a.m.

A 42-year-old woman with life-threatening injuries was rushed to St. Martha's Regional Hospital, where she died two hours later.

RCMP said a 47-year-old man was arrested at the scene.

CBC News has learned both were employees of St. Francis Xavier University.

RCMP Cpl. Rene Bouchard would not say what the relationship was between the woman and the man in custody, but said they were known to each other. Police are also not revealing what injuries the woman had that led to her death.

Police had the house at 27 Centennial St. cordoned off Wednesday with yellow tape. A single patrol car was at the end of the driveway.

Neighbours said the neighbourhood is a quiet one.

Kristen Ezard saw the police activity on her way to school.

"First thing I thought was that maybe it was a robbery. My roommate was driving me to school, and she said maybe it was a murder. And no one expects that's going to happen so close to where you live," said Ezard.

The RCMP North East Nova Major Crime Unit and the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit are continuing with the investigation