The lone suspect in a series of stabbings in Fort Good Hope has turned himself in to authorities.
In a press conference on Thursday evening, RCMP Supt. Jeffrey Christie said McNeely had turned himself in to authorities earlier that evening.
A motive for the crime has still not been established, although authorities say the suspect and the victims knew each other.
“Residents of Fort Good Hope can expect to see ongoing influx of police officers in their community as they secure the crime scene, collect evidence and continue their investigation,” reads a statement attributed to Sgt. Chris Manseau. “Northwest Territories RCMP leadership will also continue to work with the community leaders to keep them apprised of updates as this investigation continues.”
Twenty-four-year-old McNeely is suspected of stabbing three people in the community on Tuesday evening, leaving one dead and two in hospital. The attack prompted a two-day manhunt that involved RCMP officers from neighbouring provinces.
The two survivors are in hospital in stable condition.
As of Friday morning, no charges had been laid against McNeely.
Residents with information on the attack are still encouraged to contact the local RCMP detachment at 867-598-1111.