Northwest Territories RCMP say they have identified a person of interest in a Tuesday night stabbing spree in Fort Good Hope that left one dead and two injured.
In a press conference just after noon on Wednesday, RCMP Superintendent Jeffrey Christie identified 24 year-old Thaddeus McNeely as a person of interest in the attacks.
Christie said McNeely is believed to still be in the community, although he hasn’t yet been found. It was also not immediately clear if the attacks were random or targeted.
Police responded to the incident shortly after 8:30 on Tuesday night, in which three people were stabbed, one of them fatally. The other two have since been medevaced to Yellowknife.
The incident prompted the RCMP to issue a shelter in place request for the community, which has since been lifted.
At the time of the press conference, about 20 officers were present in the community. Christie said it’s possible other persons of interest could be identified as well.
This story will be updated as more details become available. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the local RCMP detachment at 867-598-1111 or leave a tip with Crime Stoppers.