Iqaluit cabbie charged with attempted murder

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An Iqaluit cab driver stands accused of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing this week of a fellow cabbie.

Police arrested Mahamoud Ahmed Hersi, 49, following an incident at the NorthMart parking lot around 5:40 p.m. on Feb. 7.

Another cab driver, 26, had been stabbed in the back and legs five or six times, police say. He was driven to the Baffin Regional Hospital.

Hersi is now in custody, facing charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. He’s scheduled to appear in court in Iqaluit for a bail hearing on Feb. 9.

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