Banff bar altercation leaves one man dead, another in custody

RCMP say a 26-year-man is dead after an altercation at a Banff nightclub early Friday morning.

Police were called just before 2:30 a.m. to a drinking establishment on Banff Avenue — the Dancing Sasquatch, CBC News has learned — where an injured local man was found.

He was taken to hospital but was declared deceased.

A 22-year-old man was taken into custody at the scene, RCMP said in a statement Friday afternoon.

The mayor of the mountain town says the tight-knit community is reeling.

“We are shocked, angry and heartbroken that a senseless act has robbed us of a cherished Banffite,” Corrie DiManno said in a statement.

“We mourn this immense loss with all who knew and loved him.”

Alberta RCMP’s major crimes unit has taken over the investigation.

More details are expected soon, police said.

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