Halifax police say a 55-year-old man is dead following attack at downtown business

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Halifax Regional Police say they are investigating a homicide that occurred today in the city's downtown.

Police say they responded to the 1500 block of Brunswick Street around 9:15 a.m. following a report that a suspect had entered a business and attacked two men before fleeing on foot.

They say a 55-year-old who was stabbed during the attack was taken to hospital, where he later died.

A 66-year-old man was also taken to hospital with what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say a 25-year-old suspect was arrested a short time after the incident and that charges are anticipated.

They say it's too early to comment on the motivation behind the attack.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 30, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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