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Duluth police investigate fatal stabbing

Police investigate a death on the 1 block of East Fifth Street in Duluth on Sunday night. (Jimmy Lovrien / jlovrien@duluthnews.com)

One man is dead after a stabbing in the Central Hillside neighborhood, the Duluth Police Department reported Sunday night.

Officers responded to a report of a stabbing at 34 E. Fifth St. at 6:21 p.m., Lt. Robin Roeser told the News Tribune and found a 38-year-old man with a stab wound at the rear of the residence. The man was transported by Gold Cross Ambulance to a local hospital where he died. Roeser said the stabbing happened outside.

Another man, described by police as being connected to the incident, is not in custody. Roeser said at around 7:30 p.m. that the incident was initially being investigated as a death, and it was not determined at that time whether a homicide had occurred.

Police had a crime-scene canopy set up Sunday night and traffic blocked off with yellow tape.

Anyone with information is asked to call (218) 730-5050.

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