Friday, November 19, 2010

Natuashish Stabbing

A man was sent to hospital yesterday following a stabbing in the community of Natuashish.

Boyd Merrill is the RCMP Media Relations Officer in St. John’s.

He says RCMP arrested an 18-year-old man for aggravated assault following an alleged stabbing in the community.

Merrill says police were called to a private residence where they found a number of individuals under the influence of alcohol.

Amongst those individuals included the victim, a 48-year-old man, who was found laying on the floor, but conscious.

He says RCMP stayed on scene assisting the nurses until the victim was transported to the local clinic.

Merrill says the accused was found sleeping in another home where he was arrested without incident.

He says RCMP had a number of witnesses and also conducted other interviews in relation to this event.

A Forensic Identification Service member will be travelling to the community to document the occurrence.

Merrill says the accused is facing charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

The charged will be brought to court for a remand hearing before a Judge.

Merrill adds more details will be released once the man has appeared in court later today.

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