Ottawa police seek man in connection with violent attack on a woman

David Inutiq, 31, accused of attacking a woman with a box cutter on May 11

The Ottawa Police Service are looking for David Inutiq, who is 5’8” and weighs about 152 pounds. He has a tan complexion, an athletic build, black eyes, black short hair, a moustache, a goatee and sideburns. (Handout photo)

By Jane George

Ottawa police are looking for a 31-year-old Inuk man who is wanted on a series of charges related to a violent incident that took place in the city on May 11.

In a news release issued late yesterday, the police described how front-line officers responded on May 11 to a call that a woman had been stabbed in the 200 block of King Edward Ave.

“At approximately 8:23 p.m., two women were involved in a verbal argument outside the front of a local shelter. At one point, a man became involved; he walked towards one of the women and slashed her in the face with a box cutter before leaving the scene,” the release said.

The victim, who suffered serious, but non-life-threatening injuries, was transported to hospital, the release said.

Central Criminal Investigations of the Ottawa Police Service investigated the incident.

Following the investigation, David Inutiq, of no fixed address, is now wanted on charges of assault with a weapon, aggravated assault and possession of a weapon, the police said.

The police described Inutiq as an Indigenous man who is 5’8” tall, weighs 152 pounds, and has a tan complexion, an athletic build, black eyes, black short hair, a moustache, a goatee and sideburns.

Anyone with information about Inutiq’s whereabouts should call the OPS Central Criminal Investigations Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5166.

Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.

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