Kinngait man charged with attempted murder after July 16 stabbing

RCMP ask anyone who witnessed the incident to contact local police

By Nunatsiaq News

A 44-year-old Kinngait man has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault after a man was stabbed on July 16, Nunavut RCMP said in a news release issued today.

Police said they responded to a call at a residence at approximately 11:21 p.m. where they found a man in medical distress who was the victim of a stabbing.

“Alcohol appears to be a factor in the incident,” the release said.

The stabbing victim was rushed to the medical centre in Kinngait and medevaced to Iqaluit, the release said.

His injuries are non-life threatening and he is expected to make a full recovery.

RCMP did not give the name of the accused in the news release. The man appeared before a justice of the peace and was released from custody with strict conditions.

His next scheduled court appearance is August 10 in Kinngait.

As the investigation is ongoing, police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to contact Kinngait RCMP at 867-897-0123 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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