An RCMP cruiser is seen in this file photo.

Mounties are asking Fort McMurray residents to stay away from downtown following a stabbing that sent a man to hospital Wednesday afternoon.

Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of a stabbing at approximately 3 p.m.

There is a heavy police presence is on scene; however, RCMP say there is no threat to the public.

RCMP confirmed late Wednesday that the man died of his injuries.

The Major Crimes Unit Edmonton North is now assisting with the investigation.