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Weapons charges laid after Forrest Drive fight sends man to hospital

Last modified: May 3, 2022 at 10:35am


One man needed hospital treatment and another faces weapon-related charges following a fight on Yellowknife’s Forrest Drive, RCMP say.

The incident took place near the city’s Circle K convenience store at 1pm on Saturday. Two men, each 30 years old, were said by police to be involved. The men were not named by RCMP.

In a Monday news release, police said one man had been “assaulted with a weapon and suffered an injury to his arm.” The man was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital and later released.

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After this article was first published, an RCMP spokesperson said the weapon involved was a hatchet.

The second man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody, police said. He faces charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

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