Monique Libaire, poet, killed by assailants in Montreal stabbing

Macleod Square in downtown Montreal was the scene of a stabbing in the early hours of Tuesday morning.

Three men were injured in the attack, the CBC reports. There were initially unconfirmed reports from the Montreal Gazette of two males, both with serious stab wounds, at the scene. A witness to the scene told CBC that there was a scuffle between two groups of people, followed by an attack.

One of the two men who was stabbed has died from his injuries, the CBC reports. The other two are in stable condition in the hospital.

Two suspect have been arrested, the CBC reports.

An official with the Montreal police department told CNN earlier Tuesday that the investigation is ongoing, and they do not yet know the motive for the attack.

Montreal police chief Philippe Pichet said the incident may have been a “provocation” and “a provocation involving the weapon itself,” which is a knife, CBC reports.

The incident happened shortly after 2 a.m. ET, and reports of a shootout were spread through social media.

“There were security perimeter checkpoints and at least one bomb-sniffing dog at the scene,” the Montreal Gazette’s Yvon Deschamps reported.

Police were canvassing the area on Tuesday, knocking on doors and talking to locals.

Police located the suspects by using a hidden camera, and an arrest was made at the scene, according to the Gazette.

There is also a reported shooting scene in Montreal that the police are responding to. The Gazette reported that the shooting happened at an apartment building on métro train line.

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