One man has been sent to hospital with a collapsed lung, after being stabbed outside a downtown Vancouver nightclub early Saturday morning.

The attack happened on the street in front of Club 816 Bassment on Granville Street near Robson Street, just before 4:30 a.m. PT.

At least three, and possibly four, people were taken into custody on scene after the victim was transported to hospital according to officers on the scene.


An officer with the VPD's Forensic Identification Unit photographs the scene outside a nightclub where a stabbing occurred Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016. (Gian-Paolo Mendoza/CBC)

Vancouver Police said the people involved in the attack were patrons of the club, and that they are currently investigating the stabbing as a robbery/assault.