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Police investigate incident at Yellowknife’s Rockridge

Yellowknife's Rockridge apartment complex is pictured in July 2019
Yellowknife's Rockridge apartment complex is pictured in July 2019. Ollie Williams/Cabin Radio

RCMP have confirmed they are investigating “an incident” at a Yellowknife apartment building which sent one person to hospital.

Police say they were called to the city’s Rockridge building, on 54 Avenue, just before 5pm on Saturday.

One person was taken to hospital, police said, with an injury that was not life-threatening.

Nobody involved in the incident has been identified, nor is it clear exactly what happened.



While one of the building’s residents characterized the incident as “a stabbing” in a message to Cabin Radio, police said they had yet to conclusively determine what took place.

“Yellowknife RCMP is investigating the incident and mechanism of injury,” said a spokesperson.

There was no suggestion any arrests or charges related to the incident had yet taken place.

Rockridge is a 32-unit complex operated by Northview Apartment REIT. It sits opposite the former site of the similarly named Rockhill building, which burned down last fall.