A 19-year-old is in hospital and police are investigating after an early-morning stabbing in downtown Vancouver on Saturday.
According to police, the incident took place just before 3 am, when two groups of teens unknown to each other got into a dispute with each other over a limo for hire on Seymour Street near Dunsmuir Street.
“The dispute turned violent, and a 19-year-old international student was stabbed and suffered serious injuries,” said police. He remains in hospital in stable condition.
Another young man involved in the incident had a minor injury as a result of being punched. Police said he was offered medical attention at the scene, but declined it.
The suspects, fled the scene before officers arrived, but were arrested shortly thereafter.
The prime suspect in the stabbing remains in custody.
Police said this incident appears isolated, but are asking witnesses or anyone who has video of the incident to contact them at 604-717-2541. This who wish to leave a tip anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or leave a tip online.