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Murder charge after VIA station security guard killed (3 photos)

Police arrested a 21-year-old man on scene Wednesday evening

A 63-year-old security guard was killed Wednesday night following an incident at the VIA Rail building at Guelph Central Station in downtown Guelph.

Guelph Police say a 21-year-old man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder and will appear in court Thursday morning for a bail hearing.

Cst. Kyle Grant of the Guelph Police Service said that police responded to a call about a disturbance where an adult male was being assaulted behind the rail station at 8:47 p.m.

"The 63-year-old male was working as a security guard at the train station and was located on-scene with life threatening injuries," Grant said. "He was transported to Guelph General Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries."

A 21-year-old was arrested at the scene.

Grant said the cause of death is not being revealed at this time and is part of the investigation.

Anyone with any informatin is asked to contact Det. Cst. Brandon Mackenzie at 519-824-1212, ext. 7202, contact police through CrimeStoppers or leave an anonymous tip on the Guelph Police website.