Arrest after ‘life-threatening’ assault in Aklavik

The community of Aklavik - mattcatpurple-flickr
The community of Aklavik, pictured in winter. Photo: mattcatpurple/Flickr

Police say a man has been arrested in Aklavik after an assault on Sunday left another man with life-threatening injuries.

Aklavik RCMP said they were called at around 4:40pm on Sunday with information about an injured man lying on the ground outside a home. When police arrived, RCMP said in a news release on Monday, the 36-year-old man was being transported to the health centre with the help of other residents.

The man sustained “serious, life-threatening” injuries according to police. He was medevaced to Yellowknife and later to Edmonton.

Police said they had arrested a 28-year-old man against whom charges are pending. Nobody involved in the incident was publicly identified by RCMP.



The assault did not involve weapons, police said, and the two men knew each other.

“This was not a random act,” Monday’s news release stated.

Anyone with further information about the assault is asked to call Aklavik RCMP at 867-978-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.