Iqaluit man faces aggravated assault charge after woman ends up in hospital
Joanasie Nuvaqiq, 30, charged after April 23 incident
A 30-year-old Iqaluit man faces a charge of aggravated assault and three counts of breaching a recognizance in connection with an incident that took place last Wednesday in the Nunavut capital.
Members of the Iqaluit RCMP took Joanasie Nuvaqiq into custody April 23 after they had gone to a residence to help paramedics who were treating an adult woman with injuries, a news release from the RCMP said late April 26.
Police said the woman, also 30, appeared to have been assaulted. An ambulance transported her to the Qikiqtani General Hospital, where she received medical attention and was later released.
The RCMP release said that police arrested Nuvaqiq and charged him with aggravated assault and three counts of breaching his recognizance.
Nuvaqiq had been scheduled to appear for a bail hearing at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit on April 27.
This was the third assault in Iqaluit in which the RCMP issued a news release last week.
In two other unrelated incidents in the city, a man was charged with aggravated assault following a stabbing and a woman was charged with aggravated assault after a man ended up in hospital due to his injuries.