Yellowknife RCMP has charged a youth in connection with a serious incident leaving an RCMP member with a non-life threatening injury.

Arthur C. Green/The Moose

At approximately 5:41 PM, on Friday, September 13, Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service about an altercation in progress at a residential home on Byrne Road where a youth was armed with various weapons (no firearms).

An RCMP officer holds an ice chipper and a baseball bat. During the arrest, a member received a non-life threatening injury as a result of the altercation with the youth. Arthur C Green/The Moose

Within minutes, four RCMP members attended the residence to find a 17-year-old male youth outside the residence, still armed with weapons. The youth immediately ran inside the residence where other family members were staying.

As the situation was volatile, the members proceeded rapidly into the residence. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed as the suspect became violent towards the RCMP members, and to take the suspect into custody.

During the arrest, a member received a non-life threatening injury as a result of the altercation with the youth and was later admitted to hospital for treatment. Another family member sustained a minor injury that didn’t necessitate treatment.

 

 

The youth has been charged with:

  • Assaulting a Peace Officer
  • Utter Threats
  • Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • Mischief under $5000

The youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

agreen@vistaradio.ca

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