Three people were stabbed in a fight that broke out in the village early this morning, police have confirmed in a release.
At about 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 11, Whistler RCMP responded to a report of a brawl and stabbing in the 4200 block of Village Square.
Investigators on the scene learned that several bystanders had reportedly tried to break up the fight along the Village Stroll, which resulted in three males suffering stab wounds, police said.
"What it sounds like to me was the bars were emptying out at 2:30 a.m., a fight occurred and people tried to break that fight up," said Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes in a follow-up interview. "We haven’t established any sort of connection between the parties yet."
Hayes added that alcohol was "potentially" a factor in the stabbings.
All three men were transported to local area hospitals for their injuries. One of the males remains in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The other two men are in stable condition, and their injuries are not considered life-threatening, police said.
Whistler RCMP "quickly identified" and arrested three individuals on the scene in connection to the stabbings. The suspects are all in their early twenties and hail from the Lower Mainland. The suspects, who are being held in custody, were previously known to police, according to the release.
With the investigation still in its early stages, police are requesting the public's help to identify any witnesses or provide video evidence of the incident.
Anyone with more information is asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at 604-932-3044, or Sea to Sky Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or solvecrime.ca to remain anonymous.
This article has been updated since publication with more information.