Vancouver Police are appealing for witnesses to an early morning altercation in Yaletown that sent three men to hospital, one in serious condition.

This morning,  just after 1:30 a.m., two separate groups met while walking on Mainland Street near Nelson Street. Men from each group began to fight each other.

The fight turned serious after three men involved in the altercation were stabbed. A 29-year-old man from Surrey was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

A 25 -year-old Vancouver man and 26-year-old Richmond man were both treated at hospital for minor injuries and have since been released. Six men were arrested and have been released without charges. The investigation remains on-going.

Anyone with information about this incident, including dash-cam footage, is asked to call the VPD’s Major Crime Section at (604) 717-2541 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.