Alberta RCMP investigates Friday morning homicide in Banff

A person died in Banff Friday morning and Alberta RCMP is investigating it as a homicide.

Banff RCMP were called to a local bar on Banff Avenue around 2:26 a.m. after reports of a fight.

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Mounties found an injured 26-year-old man at the scene. He was rushed to hospital where he was later declared dead, police said.

A 22-year-old man from Banff was taken into custody at the same location, according to a news release sent out Friday afternoon.

The Alberta RCMP major crimes unit will lead the investigation with help from Banff RCMP and the RCMP forensic identification unit.

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RCMP said an update will be provided when further details can be released.

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