A 41-year-old man was stabbed in the stomach in downtown Red Deer early Thursday morning.
Red Deer RCMP said the assault is believed to have occurred near Gaetz Avenue and 50th Street. The victim then walked through the downtown briefly before collapsing.
At approximately 12:15 a.m., RCMP and Red Deer EMS responded to a 911 call after a man and woman discovered the victim at Gaetz Avenue and 51st Street and realized he had been stabbed.
The victim was conscious and verbal while being treated on scene and was taken to hospital. He underwent surgery for what are believed to be non-life-threatening injuries.
Several roads in the downtown were closed between 12:15 and 2:30 a.m. while RCMP conducted their investigation. A number of residents of the area have been interviewed and RCMP continue to look for witnesses to the altercation that led to the stabbing.
Anyone with information that may assist police is asked to call Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222.8477 or report it online at www.tipsubmit.com.