15-year-old fatally stabbed in Providence

(Corey Welch/WPRI)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Providence police are investigating a fatal stabbing on Amherst Street.

Major David Lapatin said that a 15-year-old male was stabbed on Amherst Street near Julian Street around 1:15 p.m. and was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Lapatin told Eyewitness News the suspected assailant tried to flee the scene; he said that person is also a juvenile.

Several persons of interest are in custody, Lapatin said, but police are looking for additional suspects. It appears that the stabbing was the result of an altercation nearby.

Eyewitness News cameras were rolling as K-9 units combed the scene. Evidence markers were placed next to several objects in the street, including what appeared to be a piece of clothing.

(This story has been updated. An earlier version of this story listed the incorrect age of the victim.)