British Columbia

3 bystanders stabbed while trying to break up fight in Whistler

One man is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries after the violence early Monday morning.

1 man in critical condition as police arrest 3 suspects, all from Lower Mainland

The violence happened just before 2:30 a.m. on Whistler's Village Stroll. (Christer Waara/CBC)

Three men were stabbed when they tried to break up a fight in Whistler early Monday and one remains in critical condition, according to RCMP.

Officers arrived at the scene of the violence in the 4200 block of Village Square at about 2:30 a.m., and learned that several bystanders had tried to break up a fight on the Village Stroll.

Police say three men were rushed to hospital for treatment of stab wounds — one from Ontario and two from other countries. One of the international visitors is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries, while the other two are stable.

Police arrested three male suspects at the scene of the fight. All are Lower Mainland residents in their early 20s and are known to police.

The suspects remain in police custody, and investigators are asking anyone with information or video of the fight and stabbing to call Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044.