Downtown Yellowknife lot taped off over reported stabbing

Last modified: June 3, 2021 at 12:56pm

Police cordoned off a downtown Yellowknife lot on Wednesday afternoon following a reported stabbing in the area.

One man was taken by emergency medical services to Stanton Territorial Hospital for treatement of injuries. His condition is unknown.

Three RCMP vehicles were at the scene – the vacant lot at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and 50 Street, next to Centre Square Mall – as of 4pm on Wednesday. Officers could be seen interviewing people in the vicinity.


Police released the scene shortly before 7pm.

A day later, police confirmed they were investigating the alleged assault with the support of specialized services, including the Yellowknife RCMP General Investigative Section and the NT RCMP Forensic Identification Services.

“At this time, there is no risk to the general public as the individuals involved are believed to be known to one another,” read an RCMP news release.

“A suspect has been identified, however, there are no charges at this time.”