A Saskatchewan man was stabbed in the back and another was cut in an altercation between two groups outside the 7-Eleven in Revelstoke early Friday morning.
RCMP say the incident happened on Friday, Dec. 4, at around 2:30 a.m., when five men from Saskatchewan here on a snowmobiling trip were attacked by a group of 12 men.
“We don’t know what started it,” said Cpl. Thomas Blakney of the Revelstoke RCMP. “We’re trying to determine that.”
Police believe the altercation started in front of the Traverse night club and eventually spilled over to the Lordco parking lot, and finally to the 7-Eleven,with the two groups arguing back and forth along the way.
At the 7-Eleven, the incident escalated and a 36-year-old from Saskatchewan was stabbed in the back, while another received minor cuts to his hands and face.
The Saskatchewan men took a taxi to Queen Victoria Hospital, where they were treated for minor injuries. The other group, including the assailant, fled the scene.
The man believed to responsible for the stabbing is described as a white male, about 5’8″, with short hair and a goatee. He was wearing a grey zip-up hoody and blue jeans.
Police are interviewing witnesses at the bars in town and the 7-Eleven, and will reviewing security footage in the hopes of locating the assailants.
Police did interview the Saskatchewan men, one of whom reported the alleged attackers said, “Get out of our town.”
“We want to find out what’s going on,” said Blakney.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.