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BELLEVILLE, Ill. ( -- The stabbing death of a man in Belleville has been ruled self-defense, the St. Clair County State's Attorney's Office said.

On Saturday, police officers took a 27-year-old woman was waiting for them outside a home in the 2100 block of Scheel Street just before 3 a.m.

Inside the house was a 31-year-old man bleeding from a stabbing of his torso. 

The man was taken to hospital where he later died. Police said the 27-year-old was taken into custody on Saturday but was later released without any charges.

"After a thorough investigation by the Belleville Police Department, this office has made the determination that this was a case of self-defense which does not warrant the issuance of criminal charges," a spokesperson for State Attorney James Gomric said.

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