Man stabbed at Pemberton festival

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A West Vancouver man remains in serious condition after being stabbed at the Pemberton Music Festival. The West Vancouver resident was stabbed just after 5 a.m. in the staff camping area of the annual music festival Monday morning, according to Sgt. Rob Knapton, media relations officer with the Pemberton RCMP.

He was rushed to a helicopter and taken to a Vancouver area hospital to treat what Knapton described as “very serious” injuries.

“(His) prognosis right now is still unclear,” Knapton said.

Police were called to the scene to investigate a reported pepper spraying incident but quickly found the stabbing victim.

RCMP arrested a 23-year-old Vancouver man without incident on Monday.

The suspect was due in court Tuesday after press time to face charges in connection with the assault.

The festival was largely a peaceful gathering of music fans, according to Knapton.

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