A homicide was reported in Arcata early Thursday morning near the Arcata Plaza. (Google maps)

Press release from the Arcata Police Department:

Early this morning at 1:40 a.m. Arcata Police officers were dispatched to a stabbing that had occurred in the 900 block of H Street.

The male victim was located lying on the ground near the intersection of 9th and

H Streets. Officers immediately began life-saving efforts and summoned medical assistance. The victim was transported to Mad River Community Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin and will be released by the Humboldt County Coroner’s Office.

The suspect is described as male, possibly Hispanic or Native American, average build, 5 foot 7 inches, wearing a blue t-shirt and gray hoodie.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Arcata Police Department at 822-2428.

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