Police in Whistler are investigating a serious assault that occurred in the village stroll area, which resulted in three people being stabbed in the early hours of Monday morning.

Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a fight and stabbing in the 4200 block of Village Square at approximately 2:30 a.m. on February 11th. In a press release police say that upon arrival, officers learned that several bystanders tried to break-up the fight. During the attempt to stop the assault, three males suffered stab wounds.

All three male victims were transported to local area hospitals. Two males are in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries. One victim is in critical condition with life threatening injuries. Staff Sargent Paul Hayes says that the victims are believed to be local to the region although not from the area originally. Two of the males are believed to be internationals, one is from Ontario.

Police quickly identified and arrested three male suspects in their early 20’s who reside in the Lower Mainland and are known to police. The suspects are being held in custody at this time.

The investigation is still in its very early stages and continues to evolve. Investigators are appealing for the public’s help to identify any witnesses or provide any video evidence that they may have taken. “We are appealing to the public for anybody that was out last night at around 2:30/3:30 in the morning in the Whistler Stroll/Taxi Loop area that may or may not have seen something, we’d like to hear from those folks” says Hayes.

Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.


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