Ottawa

Man taken into custody after fatal stabbing near Algonquin College

One woman has died and another is in critical condition after a stabbing in Ottawa's west end near Algonquin College.

Hamid Ayoub, 54, was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m., police say

Ottawa police officers blocked off an area inside a convenience store parking lot to investigate a fatal stabbing. Ottawa police say a man has been taken into custody. (Joe Tunney/CBC News)

A man is in custody following a fatal stabbing in the city's west end that left one woman dead and another in critical condition Tuesday evening. 

Police were searching for Hamid Ayoub, 54, who they say was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. 

The Ottawa Police Service said in a news release that the incident happened in the 1800 block of Baseline Road at about 6:45 p.m.

Officers blocked off several areas, including a portion of a convenience store parking lot, a nearby bus stop and the front yard of a residential building.

The fatal stabbing is Ottawa's ninth homicide of 2021.

Ottawa police were searching for Hamid Ayoub, 54, in relation to a fatal stabbing on Tuesday evening. He was taken into custody shortly after 11 p.m. (Ottawa Police Service)

With files from Shaamini Yogaretnam and Joseph Tunney

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