A man in his 40s has died after being stabbed during a dispute in County Kilkenny this afternoon.
At this stage, Gardai believe he was fatally assaulted by a man he knew and an investigation is ongoing.
The incident happened just before 1pm today on Hebron Road in the city of Kilkenny.
The victim was discovered with stab wounds and taken to St. Luke’s General Hospital.
However, despite the best efforts of the medical teams, he was pronounced dead a short time later.
A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently being held in custody in connection with the fatal attack.
Sources said the suspect and victim know each other and that Gardaí are currently investigating whether the deceased was stabbed after a “runaway” argument.
Gardaí are currently trying to determine the exact circumstances that led to the deadly attack.
A Garda spokeswoman said the crime scene is currently being preserved to allow for a technical investigation by forensic scientists.
The Office of the State Pathologist was also notified to carry out an autopsy.
The suspect remains in custody under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at Kilkenny Garda Station.
He can be held for a period of up to 24 hours before either being charged or released from custody pending a filing with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP).
The local gardaí are still appealing for anyone with information about the fatal stabbing to get in touch.
“Any person found on Hebron Road between 12.30pm and 1pm this afternoon, including any road users who may have camera footage, including dashcams, is asked to provide it to the Gardaí investigation,” one said speaker.
“Any person with information that may be relevant to the Garda investigation should contact Kilkenny Garda Station on 056 777 5000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station,” she added .
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