Iqaluit man faces assault charges

Police say 26-year-old stabbed another man in the chest and assaulted a woman

Police have charged a man in Iqaluit after another man and woman were found injured in a residence Jan. 9. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

A 26-year-old Iqaluit man has been charged with aggravated assault for stabbing another man in the chest, and assault for an injury to a woman’s head.

The two charges stem from an incident Jan. 9, when RCMP were called to a residence in Iqaluit. When they arrived, they found a man sitting on a couch with what appeared to be a stab wound to his chest, according to a news release from the RCMP.

The women’s injury required stitches, but she and the man are both expected to make full recoveries, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson.

The accused is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 21.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Very Surprised This Made The News on

    I’m very surprised that this actually made it to the front page of our News Paper.
    Since that place down the road opened up to sell “Fire Water” most of the serious offences have not made their way to our local news papers headlines.
    Can’t blame it on the local bars anymore the GN has had them shut down since Covid started.
    Would be interesting to see some numbers for 2021 like how many DUI, Assaults,
    Public Intoxication, and Bootlegging that occurred for the past year.
    Maybe forget the Public Intoxication apparently that is legal in Iqaluit now with every second person staggering down the road with a can of beer, or bottle of wine in their hand

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  2. Posted by Uvanga on

    Yes, I am surprised as well. Most of these kinds of news are being kept in the dark a lot of the times. Past 3 years… I remember there were quite a few brutal beatings in town due to intoxication and not one of them were mentioned in the paper.

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