The body of a man who had been fatally stabbed was found near the intersection of Pennington Avenue and Aspen Street in southern Baltimore Saturday afternoon, police said.

Baltimore police said the body was located at about 2 p.m. in the Curtis Bay community, which borders Anne Arundel County and is surrounded by wooded and industrial areas.

A fenced industrial area off Aspen Street was being blocked by a police car Saturday afternoon. A uniformed officer turned away several men on ATVs who were planning to go up into the area for recreation.

Detectives are investigating the scene, police said.

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