Man in his 60s stabbed to death in block of flats as murder probe launched

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the brutal stabbing and death of an elderly man.

Metropolitan Police have confirmed a man aged 45 was arrested on Saturday following the death of the man in his 60s.

The arrest was made when the suspect allegedly stabbed the victim and barricaded himself in to an address.

Police are investigating after officers were called to the address where the victim died hours before the fatal stabbing.

Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "A murder investigation has been launched after a man was fatally stabbed in a block of flats in Wembley.

"Police were called at 10.07hrs on Saturday, 12 September to Priestley House, Barnhill Road, to reports of a man injured.

"Officers attended and the victim, believed to be aged in his 60s, who had been stabbed multiple times, was given immediate first aid until paramedics from London Ambulance Service and London’s Air Ambulance arrived. He was pronounced dead at the scene."

The police went on to state that the victim's next of kin were in the process of being informed of the tragic news – before sharing details of the dramatic arrest.

They continued: "While efforts were made to save the life of the victim, a man who was believed to be the suspect, barricaded himself into an address.

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"After a period of negotiation the man refused to comply with officers’ instructions, and Taser was deployed.

"The man, aged 45, was detained safely and arrested on suspicion of murder – he remains in custody.

"It is believed the victim and suspect were known to each other.

"Homicide detectives from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command have been informed and enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing."

The police went on to explain that cops have been called to the same address a little over three hours earlier.

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They wrote: "Police were called to the same location at 06.53hrs on Saturday, 12 September to reports of a noise complaint and a smoke alarm having been activated.

"Officers attended along with colleagues from London Fire Brigade. A man inside the property was spoken to and officers left the address.

"Due to this previous police attendance, the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed."

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