A 21-year-old Gatineau resident is in custody, expected to be charged with the murder of an Ottawa man who was fatally stabbed over the weekend.

Gatineau police say the stabbing occurred overnight Friday at a home on Rue Ste-Helene in the Hull sector.

The young man was apparently there with a group of friends to collect a female friend's belongings. The accused and a woman in the group had just recently broken up.

At some point, an argument ensued and the victim was stabbed. The group fled the scene, and the victim died on route to hospital.

The death marks Gatineau's first homicide of the year. The incident was originally reported as a home invasion.