A pensioner was under arrest today after an elderly man was fatally stabbed.
Police said they were called to reports of a disturbance in Clifton Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, on Thursday morning.
The victim, who was in his 70s and has not been identified, was flown to Taunton's Musgrave Park Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
An 83-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder, Avon and Somerset Police said.
It is understood that the pensioner has been taken to hospital and is receiving medical treatment.
Officers are waiting for the results of a post-mortem examination but confirmed that they are treating the victim's death as suspicious.
A force spokesman said: "We were called to reports of an altercation in the Clifton Street area of Bridgwater on Thursday morning at about 10.50am.
"The man was taken by air ambulance to Taunton's Musgrave Park Hospital where he later died.
"Another man was arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the incident and he remains in police custody.
"The post-mortem examination is yet to be carried out but the death is being treated as suspicious."
Later, police said the man's death was being treated as murder.
"A post mortem has confirmed the cause of death was a stab wound," a force spokesman said.
"A man in his 80s was arrested on suspicion of murder and remains under police supervision.
"Police would like to hear from anyone who was in the area at the time of the incident who may have information to help their inquiries."
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