A 21-year-old man has been hospitalized after a group of masked men stabbed him outside a Denny’s restaurant in Vancouver Friday afternoon.

Police said the victim had just walked out of the Denny’s location in the 600-block of Southwest Marine Drive when he was attacked in the parking lot at around 4:30 p.m.

The motive for the stabbing is unknown, but police believe the incident was targeted.

The victim was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from multiple serious stab wounds.

Police have not confirmed the number of suspects or released their descriptions, but said Mounties managed to apprehend one in nearby Richmond shortly after the attack.

The search for the others is ongoing.