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Granville Strip stabbing lands one man in hospital, another in jail

One man spent the night in hospital and another in jail after an overnight stabbing near Vancouver’s Granville Strip.

Vancouver police Sgt. Jason Robillard said the altercation, involving two 21-year-old men, happened around 3:30 a.m. near the corner of Granville and Nelson Streets.

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It’s unclear what sparked the confrontation.

The victim suffered a stab wound and was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, where he remains in stable condition, Robillard said.

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The alleged attacker was arrested, and police said they are recommending charges for aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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Robillard said a third man, unrelated to the incident, was pepper sprayed and arrested by an officer for breach of the peace, but was later released without charge.

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