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Boston police arrest suspect in connection with fatal stabbing of man in South End

Boston police detectives arrested a 31-year-old Worcester man Wednesday in connection with a brazen, fatal stabbing in the South End earlier this week, police said.

Jeremy Correa is expected to be arraigned Thursday in Roxbury Municipal Court on one count of murder, according to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.

Police allege Correa stabbed Edward Sanchez, 50, of Boston, near 112 Southampton St. around noontime on Tuesday.

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Sanchez, according to police, suffered a stab wound that ruptured a main artery in his leg. He was rushed to Boston Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The slaying marked the 19th homicide in the city this year.

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Correa was arrested around 9:40 a.m. Wednesday, police said in a statement.

“I commend the Homicide Unit detectives for their quick action; their diligence in the first hours after the incident allowed them to make this arrest of a very dangerous suspect,” said Boston Polce Commissioner William B. Evans in the statement.

John R. Ellement and Jerome Campbell of Globe Staff contributed to this report. Danny McDonald can be reached at daniel.mcdonald@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @Danny__McDonald.