Yk RCMP seek witnesses to downtown attack that sent man and woman to hospital

Yellowknife RCMP are asking anyone who may have witnessed an attack near the sobering centre in downtown Yellowknife on Tuesday that sent two people to hospital to come forward, particularly if they have video of the incident.

Mounties closed off streets in the area at about 4:30 pm Tuesday as they investigated.

Police state in a news release that the victims were rushed to Stanton Territorial Hospital by ambulance with what appears to have been non-life threatening injuries.

RCMP say one man was arrested but has yet to be charged.

Police state there appeared to be several persons in the vicinity, and more of them could have been involved.

“This incident happened in a busy area of downtown, at a busy time of the day, so may have been witnessed by people in the area. RCMP are asking anyone who witnessed or recorded the event to contact the RCMP” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Operational Manager of the Yellowknife RCMP Detachment.

Police state that they do not have any video footage of the assault, and encourage anyone that may have recorded any portion of the incident to come forward and provide to RCMP.

The attack is the latest in a series of recent incidents and altercations that have been reported near the sobering centre and day shelter located on 50 St., near 51 Ave.

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).

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