Second reported downtown Yellowknife stabbing in a week

Police say they are investigating an alleged aggravated assault in downtown Yellowknife, reported to be the city’s second stabbing in a week.

While RCMP did not confirm the incident involved a stabbing – a word police in Yellowknife rarely use in news releases – RCMP did charge a man with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Christopher Cook, 34, also faces charges of aggravated assault and operation of a vehicle while banned.


The latest incident took place outside the Raven pub according to NNSL, which reported from the scene late on Tuesday and suggested a stabbing had taken place without attributing the information.

Police confirmed they were called to the area of 50 Avenue and 50 Street at around 9:25pm.

“Upon arrival on site, RCMP members attended to a 28-year-old man,” said police. The man was treated in hospital for injuries that were not life-threatening.

RCMP say they arrested Cook at his home later that evening. He is in custody.

“At this point, the incident does not appear to be random in nature and the RCMP does not believe there is a concern for public safety,” said police.


The investigation is ongoing.

On the weekend, another reported stabbing took place at Yellowknife’s Sunridge Place apartment complex. Again, RCMP did not confirm a knife was involved, though a man was taken to hospital.