An altercation between as many as seven people led to the stabbing of a 36-year-old man Thursday night, according to Surrey RCMP.

It happened in front of a restaurant in the 8200-block of 120 Street shortly before 10 p.m.

The B.C. Ambulance Service said the stabbing victim was taken to hospital in serious condition.

Police said in a release that the man's injuries are non-life-threatening and his condition is stable.

Officers canvassed the area Thursday night, and spoke with several witnesses.

Staff Sgt. Joe Johal said officers took three people into custody and are trying to figure out who may have been responsible for the stabbing. It's unclear if the suspects are cooperating with police.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.