The Edmonton police officers are investigating the death of a woman as a domestic violence case.
Police said the officers were called home on Friday morning to check the message about the attack with a weapon and found the body of a 49-year-old woman.
Investigators say the 53-year-old man later gave up.
Police report that the man is in custody, and the charges are pending.
The man and woman were known to each other, and the police said they were not looking for any additional suspects.
An autopsy is not yet scheduled.