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According to police, 53-year-old William Everett Long got into an argument with the victim inside the Duck United Methodist Church in Duck, North Carolina early Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the man. The victim, George Henry Provost, later died. (Credit: Duck Police Department)

A homeless man has been charged with first degree murder after fatally stabbing another homeless man at a shelter in Duck, North Carolina.

The stabbing occurred at the Duck United Methodist Church at 1214 Duck Road. Police were initially dispatched to the shelter at 7:29am on Thursday morning and requested medical support at 7:36am, according to a statement from the town.

Dare County Emergency Medical Service transported the victim to The Outer Banks Hospital where he was pronounced dead at 8:40 a.m.

The victim was later identified as 61-year-old George Henry Provost.

According to police, 53-year-old William Everett Long got into an argument with the victim, grabbed a kitchen knife and stabbed the man.

Long is being held without bond.

Both Long and Provost were staying at Duck United Methodist Church as part of the OBX Room in the Inn program (OBXRITI).

OBXRITI is a non-profit, church-based program helping the homeless in Dare County. Shelter is offered on a rotational basis at churches throughout Dare County during colder months. No other guests or volunteers with the program were injured as a result of the dispute.

This story first appeared on KTLA sister station WTKR and was distributed by the CNN Wire.