Bar altercation leaves 1 Banff man dead, another in custody

The details are sparse right now, but police say a 26-year-man is dead after an altercation at a Banff nightclub early Friday morning.

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

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

Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit have taken over the investigation. More details are expected soon, police said.

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