Police have arrested one man and are looking for a second after a double stabbing at the District Public House in downtown Chilliwack Sunday.
“We are asking that second person to turn himself in,” RCMP spokesperson Len vanNieuwenhuizen told the Times.
The fight, which has left one man in serious condition and another in stable condition at Chilliwack General Hospital, broke out in the upstairs lounge of the downtown pub at around 7:20 p.m.
By the time staff headed upstairs, the altercation had broken up and two men who looked to be in their mid-30s came down the stairs with stab wounds, according to District owner Brad Stuart.
“One was holding his side and the other was holding his back,” he said. “We think it was over a game of pool.”
The men made their way to the pub steps outside, where they were taken away by ambulance after District staff called 911.
Stuart, who was called to the scene from his home nearby shortly after the 911 call, said he arrived just as police were arresting a man who looked to be in his mid-20s.
RCMP have confirmed they have one man in custody and are now looking for a second person of interest.
Stuart calls the incident at his establishment "devastating.
“We haven’t even had a noise complaint in the last year and a half,” he said. “We’ve worked really hard in the last year and a half to build a really safe and fun environment, and ... within a couple of seconds and minutes, all that hard work can go because of somebody’s bad judgment over a pool game.”
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