VIDEO: Murder suspect arrested following fatal Durban CBD stabbing

The suspect was taken into custody by police officers.

An alleged murder suspect was apprehended by armed response officers following a fatal stabbing in the Durban CBD, at around midnight on Saturday.

Blue Security community and media liaison officer, Andreas Mathios said the officers had responded to a block of flats in Diakonia Avenue in Albert Park,where the suspect had fled from the scene of the crime to hide.

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“The murder victim was a local man, who was busy having a drink and chatting to friends at a local tavern when the suspect approached him,” Mathios said.

An altercation apparently broke out and the suspect produced a knife and stabbed the victim several times.

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The victim was declared dead at the scene.

“The suspect fled the scene and ran into a building to hide. Our officers responded swiftly to the scene and arrested him. He was handed over to the SAPS who took control of the scene and took the suspect into custody,” Mathios said.

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