RCMP look for suspect after serious, brazen, broad daylight assault in Old Town Yellowknife

Surveillance video of assault suspect provided by RCMP

Yellowknife RCMP say they are is looking for the public’s help to identify a suspect in a “serious,” brazen, assault that happened in broad daylight more than a month ago..

Police state in a news release issued Friday that about 6:25 pm on Saturday, July 13, Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service regarding an assault on Franklin Avenue near the NWT Brewery, in Old Town.

When they arrived on scene, police state that they discovered a man had received injuries after being assaulted by a suspect who had then fled the scene.

Police say the victim was walking on the sidewalk when he came across the suspect, riding a bike on the sidewalk.

An exchange of words turned into an argument and, without warning, the suspect assaulted the victim before fleeing the scene, Mounties state.

Police say the victim was transported by Medevac for treatment of non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect is described as 6 ft / 182 cm, with a wide muscular build and blond buzz cut.

Video surveillance captured an image matching the suspect in the area at the time, and RCMP are hoping someone from the public may recognize the individual.

RCMP have not said why they waited so long to report the incident.

Anyone with information on this incident or able to provide information on the alleged suspect is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 669-1111, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

About the Author

John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.