Iqaluit man charged with attempted murder
Eliyah Jonah, 46, also faces charge of forcible confinement
An Iqaluit man has been charged with attempted murder, following what the RCMP describe in a news release issued today as an apparent stabbing.
The police say the incident occurred in the 300 block of town in the early evening of Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Paramedics brought the injured man to the Qikiqtani General Hospital to receive care for his injuries. He was later medevaced south to receive further treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.
Eliyah Jonah, 46, also faces a charge of forcible confinement. He appeared before a justice of the peace and was remanded into custody. His next court appearance is on Nov. 17 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit.
The Iqaluit RCMP say they continue to investigate the matter. They ask anyone who witnessed the incident or who may have information about the matter to contact police at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers. The process is secure and anonymous. Text NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).