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Police say man died after stabbing in Arlington

Victim taken to a local hospital where he died

One man is being questioned by JSO after confessing to having fatally stabbed another man, following an altercation.
One man is being questioned by JSO after confessing to having fatally stabbed another man, following an altercation. (WJXT)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – One man is dead after he was stabbed in the chest at the on Easter Street in Arlington early Saturday morning, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

A homicide detective said officers were called to a report of a fight near the intersection of Arlington Road and University Boulevard North sometime after midnight. Officers found a man with a stab wound to the chest. He was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Police said one man is in custody and being questioned after they said he approached officer and admitted he stabbed the victim. That man claims the deceased man attacked him with a stick first.

Anyone with information about the stabbing is asked to contact police or Crime Stoppers.