Yellowknife

Attempted murder charge after alleged New Year’s Eve assault

Last modified: January 2, 2019 at 4:43pm


A 24-year-old has been charged with attempted murder following an alleged attack on Yellowknife’s Williams Avenue on New Year’s Eve.

Police say Tariq St Croix broke into a home “in the 600-block Williams Avenue area” on Monday evening, attacked a woman in her mid-30s with a weapon, and fled the scene before officers could arrive.

The woman, who was not identified, was said by police to have been taken to hospital “for treatment of serious injuries” and subsequently discharged.

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RCMP said they found and arrested St Croix “within a couple hours of the attack.”

He is charged with attempted murder, break-and-enter, and three offences related to breaches of probation and recognizance, and is due to make a court appearance on Friday. None of the charges have been proven in court.

NNSL, which had a reporter at the scene, described the alleged assault (paywall) as a stabbing, citing interviews with unnamed members of the woman’s family.

Quoting the woman’s brother, NNSL reported she had been holding her two-year-old baby when a man broke into the house and “lunged at her with a knife.”

Cabin Radio was not immediately able to independently corroborate the accounts, and RCMP did not further characterize the nature of the alleged attack.

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“The RCMP is seeking information from potential witnesses of this occurrence,” read a news release issued by police on Wednesday afternoon.

“If you noticed unusual activity in or around the 600 block dwellings on Williams Avenue, or have video footage from this area, please contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.”

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