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Police: Man arrested after downtown Nashville stabbing

April 17, 2021 GMT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say they have arrested one person connected to a fatal stabbing in downtown Nashville.

According to news reports, Metro Nashville Police say 58-year-old Mark Payne was arrested after a 65-year-old unidentified man was stabbed on Friday. Police say the stabbing occurred during an ongoing dispute.

Responding officers took Payne into custody shortly after the stabbing. A knife was recovered.

The victim was stabbed in the next and taken to a local hospital where he later died. Police say the victim was unarmed at the time of the incident.

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Efforts are ongoing to contact the victim’s family.