RCMP say a 26-year-old 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 – Dancing Sasquatch, CBC News has learned – where an injured local man was found.
He was taken to hospital but was pronounced dead.
A 22-year-old man was arrested at the scene, RCMP said in a statement Friday afternoon.
The mayor of the mountain town says the close-knit community is on the way.
“We are shocked, angry and heartbroken that a senseless act has robbed us of a beloved Banffite,” Corrie DiManno said in a statement.
“We mourn this tremendous loss with all who knew and loved him.”
The Alberta RCMP Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation.
More details are expected soon, police said.