Death of a man suspected of having been stabbed in Kerry

A man has died in a suspected stabbing incident in Kerry.

The man – who was in his 50s – was discovered with critical stab wounds in the Abbey Court apartment complex in Tralee town center shortly after 7pm on Sunday evening.

Gardaí has ​​since arrested an individual in connection with the incident.

The man, believed to be in his 50s, is currently being questioned at Tralee garda station where he can be held for up to 24 hours.

When the alarm was raised, gardaí and paramedics rushed to the scene where a middle-aged man was found unconscious.

Tragically, paramedics were unable to stabilize his condition and he was pronounced dead a short time later.

Early indications are that the man suffered at least one stab wound.

Gardaí immediately cordoned off the scene to allow for a full forensic and technical examination.

Officers also began door-to-door inquiries to determine if anyone heard or saw anything suspicious on Sunday afternoon.

Gardaí is also reviewing CCTV security camera footage of homes and business premises in the area in an effort to determine the last known movements of the deceased.

Drivers whose vehicles are fitted with dash cameras and who were in Tralee town center on Sunday are also asked to contact gardaí to respond to their enquiries.

They are particularly attractive to anyone who was near the Abbey Court and Denny Lane, Denny Street flats between 6.30pm and 7pm tonight to come forward.

The man’s body remains at the scene while a technical examination of the scene will be carried out tomorrow morning

The Office of the State Pathologist has been notified and a full post-mortem examination is expected to be carried out at University Hospital of Kerry (UHK) on Monday.

An incident room has been set up at Tralee Guard Station and an initial case conference has been held by investigators this evening.

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