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Three men stabbed during early-morning melee in Whistler

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Three men, all from the Lower Mainland and all in their early 20s, were arrested at the scene

Whistler RCMP is investigating a serious assault in the village stroll area of Whistler which resulted in three persons being stabbed. Don Healy / Postmedia

Three men are in hospital with stab wounds and three men are in custody following a violent early-morning melee in Whistler.

Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a fight and a stabbing around 2:30 a.m. Monday in the Village Square.

Police say several bystanders tried to break up a fight occurring along the pedestrian-only Village Stroll. While attempting to stop the assault, three men suffered stab wounds.

One victim is listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries while the other two are listed in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

Three men, all from the Lower Mainland and all in their early 20s, were arrested at the scene and remain in custody.  The RCMP say the three arrested men were all known to the police.

Whistler RCMP are appealing for the public’s help to identify witnesses or provide any video evidence that they may have taken.

Anyone with information can contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.

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