Aklavik man formally charged with aggravaterd assault after attack on man in community in early October

An RCMP patrol vehicle. (CKLB file photo.)

An Aklavik man has now been formally charged with aggravated assault after a man was attacked in that Beaufort Delta community earlier this month.

According to a news release from the Mounties Thursday, the man was arrested after they responded to a call about an injured 36-year-old man back on Oct. 6.

Police state the victim was eventually medevaced to an Edmonton hospital for treatment of a serious, life-threatening injury.

It’s believed the victim, who has not been identified, is recovering.

The accused, Thomas Gordon, 28, is scheduled to appear in court in Aklavik on November 21.

It’s unclear whether he remains in custody.

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.

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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.