Police are on the scene of a fatal stabbing at the Balsam Apartments at 1968 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford on Thursday night (Sept. 1). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Police are on the scene of a fatal stabbing at the Balsam Apartments at 1968 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford on Thursday night (Sept. 1). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

UPDATE: Stabbing in Abbotsford now declared a homicide

Suspect is in custody, but motive has not yet been determined

A stabbing that occurred on Thursday evening in Abbotsford has been declared a homicide.

Sgt. Paul Walker, media officer with the Abbotsford Police Department (APD), said on Thursday night that police were called at 5:47 p.m. to the Balsam Apartments at 1968 McCallum Rd.

Walker said a man had been stabbed and was in medical distress. He was taken to hospital, where he died.

Walker said the 46-year-old suspect was found on scene and is in police custody.

“We’re looking at determining the motive and the connection between the two men, if any,” he said.

Walker said no other people are believed to have been involved in the incident. He was not sure whether the stabbing occurred in a suite or elsewhere in the building.

Walker also could not confirm the age of the victim at this time.

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) was called in and released a statement on Friday afternoon (Sept. 2), saying the victim has been identified but police are not releasing his name.

The agency also said two suspects had been identified on scene and were arrested.

“Investigators believe this to be an isolated incident between people known to each other, with no further risk to the public,” the agency said in a press release.

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti of IHIT said the incident does not appear to be connected to the Lower Mainland gang conflict.

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-4448 or to email ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

This is Abbotsford’s eighth homicide of the year.

ALSO SEE: Woman, 37, seriously injured in stabbing in Abbotsford



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Police are on the scene of a fatal stabbing at the Balsam Apartments at 1968 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford on Thursday night (Sept. 1). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

Police are on the scene of a fatal stabbing at the Balsam Apartments at 1968 McCallum Rd. in Abbotsford on Thursday night (Sept. 1). (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

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