On Thursday, June 24 at approximately 2:30 am RCMP were dispatched to an assault at Tatlow Street and 6th Avenue West. A 31-year-old male partying at a residence in the area approached a group of people walking down the street shouting at them. The male then attacked one of the males in the group with a knife. The male was located and arrested at a residence by Prince Rupert RCMP. Prince Rupert RCMP will be recommending charges of aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.
The 31-year-old male is known to Police and is currently on conditions not to consume alcohol. Prince Rupert RCMP will be asking that the suspect be held until he can appear before a Judge.
After further investigation by Prince Rupert RCMP into the incident that occurred on the 300 block of 6th Avenue West on June 24th, 2010, the RCMP has changed its charge recommendation from one count of aggravated assault and one count of assault with a weapon to one count of attempted murder, one count of assault with a weapon, one count of possession of weapon for dangerous purpose and two counts of breach of an undertaking.
The 20 year-old victim sustained a laceration to his neck that required several stitches. The 31-year-old male is currently being held in custody in Prince George, BC. He will make his next scheduled court appearance on August 9th, 2010.
The RCMP is requesting that anyone with information regarding this incident to contact Prince Rupert RCMP at 250-624-2136 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. You can send an anonymous tip online to www.bccrimestoppers.com