Man assaulted with weapon in Hay River, charges pending

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Hay River RCMP say charges are pending after a man was assaulted with a weapon in the community.

Around 12:30pm on Sunday, police responded to a report of a man walking down the street covered in blood.

Before members could reach him, he was transported to hospital by a passerby.

A police investigation has determined that the man was assaulted with a weapon though the type of weapon used hasn’t been identified.

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Police have arrested a man in connection with the incident and say charges of aggravated assault are pending. He’s been released from custody on a promise to appear in a Hay River courtroom July 13.

No further details about the accused or the victim have been provided by the RCMP at this time.

News of Sunday’s incident comes within a few days of a fatal apparent stabbing in the community’s highrise.

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