July 1, 2014 11:06 am
Updated: July 1, 2014 11:33 am

UPDATE: Man charged following altercation near Whyte Avenue

Edmonton police are investigating an altercation that took place early Sunday morning near Whyte Avenue, sending two men to hospital with injuries.

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EDMONTON – Police have charged a 26-year-old man with assault with a weapon in connection with a stabbing near Whyte Avenue early Sunday morning.

Levi Robert Gunnarson was charged with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, and two counts of breach conditions of recognizance.

Around 3:10 a.m. Sunday, police responded to reports of an altercation between four men in the area of 81 Ave. and 104 St.

It was reported that a 31-year-old male had been struck with an unknown object, and a 22-year-old man stabbed.

Both men were taken to hospital, where the 22-year-old was in serious but non-life-threatening condition.

One man was apprehended nearby; he and a number of witnesses were interviewed by investigators.

Police continue to investigate the circumstances that led up to the altercation, but believe alcohol may have been a contributing factor. They add that the incident does not appear to be random.

On Monday, detectives said they believe there may be one more adult male involved in the altercation.

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