Man slain in downtown Ottawa
Stabbing death is city's first homicide of 2012
Ottawa police are investigating the city’s first homicide of the year after a local man was fatally stabbed outside a Byward Market nightclub.
The man was found suffering from stab wounds on Dalhousie Street near Rideau Street at about 2:30 a.m. He was rushed to hospital where he died of his injuries.
Police have identified him as Navid Niran, 24, of Ottawa.
A block of Dalhousie Street between Rideau and Besserer Streets remained closed for hours as investigators probed Niran’s death.
A folding knife was among the evidence collected by police.
No arrests have been made.
With files from CBC’s Alistair Steele