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Police investigating death of man after incident on St. Mary’s University campus

Police say due to the 'sensitive nature of this matter' they are not able to comment further at this time
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HALIFAX — Police say they have no evidence to support allegations published on a Lebanese website of a "heinous crime" in the death of a Lebanese Canadian student at Saint Mary's University.

Halifax Regional Police issued a news release Monday to say investigators are looking into the case, but there "is no evidence to suggest the death is suspicious."

Police spokeswoman Const. Carol McIsaac said investigators responded to a Feb. 13 incident at a student residence involving a 23-year-old man. 

She said the man died 10 days later, and that an autopsy is being carried out.

 "Due to the sensitive nature of this matter, we are unable to (make) further comments at this time," wrote McIsaac. 

A Lebanese website titled the National News Agency published a story Sunday quoting the country's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to the website, the ministry said there had been "a murder" on the Halifax campus, and stated the Lebanese embassy had been instructed to follow up "to find out the details and reasons behind this heinous crime."

The website states it is produced by Lebanon's Ministry of Information.

However, the ambassador of Lebanon was unavailable for comment on Monday regarding the statements published about the young man's death.

The Canadian Press

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