Yellowknife RCMP charge man, 60, in alleged assault downtown

The incident triggered a large-scale police response and further exasperated fed-up shelter neighbours


Yellowknife RCMP have charged a 60-year-old man in connection with an altercation at a busy downtown intersection last week that sent two to hospital.

A man and a woman were taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital with non-life threatening injuries just after 4:30 on Tuesday, April 9 following what police described as an “altercation,” near the intersection of 51 Avenue and 50 Street, involving several people.

An apparently injured man was seen lying in the middle of the road on 50 Street, near Subway and the Sobering Centre/Day Shelter, when a fleet of RCMP and MED vehicles arrived on the scene.

Police arrested one man at the scene of the incident, but believed others were involved, prompting Mounties to make a public appeal for witnesses who may have seen or recorded the alleged assault.

Yellowknife RCMP announced Monday afternoon Bruce Richardson, 60, had been charged with assault and assault causing bodily harm in connection with incident.

Police are still asking anyone with information related to the alleged assault to contact authorities.

Updates to follow. 


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