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January 24, 2013 - 11:51 AM

A Kamloops man was allegedly stabbed last night during an altercation on Columbia Street early this morning.

"He had serious stab wounds, and they rushed him in for surgery," said RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned.

The 27-year-old was taken to the Royal Inland Hospital for surgery after sustaining serious stab wounds to his abdomen about 1:30 a.m. this morning. RCMP continue to investigate but were not able to uncover many details before the man was taken in for surgery.

"It's being handled by the major crimes section, so there is little information," Learned said.

Learned said he is not aware of whether the man is known to police.

"I don't get the impression that it was criminally involved," he said.

RCMP are awaiting the man's recovery to proceed in clarifying details for the investigation.

"The initial information provided by the victim during medical triage was sketchy," said Sgt. Lorne Wood in a press release issued after the incident.

"Usually people are not going to be conversant for several hours later," Learned added.

Police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident between two or more individuals around Columbia Street between Pemberton Terrace and McGill Road around 1:30 a.m. to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.

— Jessica Wallace

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