Aklavik RCMP arrest man following assault, charges pending

October 8, 2019
Aklavik, Northwest Territories

News release

Aklavik RCMP have arrested a man in relation to an assault that left another man with serious, life-threatening injuries.

At approximately 4:40 PM, on Sunday October 6th, Aklavik RCMP received a call for service regarding an injured 36-year-old man who was lying on the ground, in front of a residence.

Upon arrival on scene, the victim was en route to the local health centre by community members. The victim was transferred by Medevac to Yellowknife, and Edmonton a few hours later to treat a serious, life-threatening injury.

RCMP started an investigation and subsequently, arrested a 28-year-old man. The man has been remanded and escorted to Yellowknife. Charges are pending.

No weapons were involved in this incident, and this was not a random act as both parties are known to each other. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call Aklavik RCMP at 978-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on "submit a web tip") or text: "nwtnutips" plus your message to 274637.


Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712

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