Winnipeg police investigate fatal stabbing outside Mount Royal Hotel

Police cruiser parked outside the Mount Royal Hotel on Friday morning after a man was stabbed. (Photo: Northern Plains Freelancer)

Winnipeg police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man outside the Mount Royal Hotel on Higgins Avenue.

On Thursday, at 10:55 p.m., a police patrol unit was flagged down and advised that a man had been assaulted and was in the parking lot of the hotel. Officers located a man who was stabbed.

The victim was transported to hospital in critical condition where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police have identified the victim as Joshua Robert Jeromiah Hansen, 29-years-old.

The investigation is continuing by members of the Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is asked to call 204-986-6508 or Crime Stoppers at 204-786-8477.

This is Winnipeg’s 27th homicide of 2020.