RCMP charge man in Inuvik stabbing

Lanny Pascal-Stewart, 39, charged with assault with weapon, aggravated assault

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A 39-year-old Inuvik man has been charged following a stabbing in the community that sent one man to hospital.

In the early morning hours of May 10, Mounties discovered the man in the Union Street-area who appeared to have been injured with an “edged weapon,” following what police are describing as an “altercation,” according to a news release issued by RCMP the same day.

A 39-year-old Inuvik man has been charged following a stabbing the community’s Union Street-area on May 10, say RCMP.
One man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Photo sourced from Google Maps. May 16, 2019.

The injured man was taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Following a public appeal for witnesses of the incident, RCMP announced on May 15 a suspect had been charged in the stabbing.

Lanny Pascal-Stewart is charged following an investigation, say RCMP in a news release issued Wednesday.

Pascal-Stewart is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon and breaching an undertaking.

A spokesperson for the RCMP thanked residents for their help following the investigation.

The suspect was due to appear in a Yellowknife courtroom on May 17.

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