Yellowknife man charged in weekend stabbing, say RCMP


A Yellowknife man faces charges following a weekend stabbing in the city, say RCMP.

A 34-year-old man was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital after suffering a stab wound at a downtown residence early Saturday morning.

Albert Nitsiza Jr., 25, was located and arrested on the scene, according to a news release issued on Monday morning.

Nitsiza is charged with aggravated assault. He’s been remanded into custody and is due to appear in Yellowknife’s Justice of Peace court tomorrow.

RCMP are continuing to investigate the incident.

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  1. What’s the matter with this (people) pulling knives on people? Don’t they know somebody could die? Idiots — comment edited for language and taste, ed.


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