A man has been arrested in connection with the death of another male close to the shopping centre in Longford town this morning.
The man was arrested shortly after the incident and taken to Longford Garda Station where he is currently being detained under the Criminal Justice Act.
The incident took place in the Great Water Street area of the town at approximately 11.50 am today.
The dead man who is believed to be in his early 30's was discovered with chest wounds and taken to the Midland Regional Hospital in Mullingar where he subsequently died from his injuries.
The scene has been preserved for technical examination and local gardaí are appealing to anyone who was in the area at the time to make contact with them on 043-3350570; at the Garda Confidential Line 1800-666-111 or at any garda station.