Yellowknife RCMP charge youth with Assaulting a peace officer and causing injury to officer

Yellowknife, Northwest Territories – Yellowknife RCMP have charged a youth in connection with a serious incident leaving an RCMP member with a non-life threatening injury.

At approximately 5:41 PM, on Friday, September 13, Yellowknife RCMP received a call for service about an altercation in progress at a residential home on Byrne Road where a youth was armed with various weapons (no firearms).

Within minutes, four RCMP members attended the residence to find a 17-year-old male youth outside the residence, still armed with weapons. The youth immediately ran inside the residence where other family members were staying.

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As the situation was volatile, the members proceeded rapidly into the residence. A Conducted Energy Weapon (CEW) was deployed as the suspect became violent towards the RCMP members, and to take the suspect into custody.

During the arrest, a member received a non-life threatening injury as a result of the altercation with the youth and was later admitted to hospital for treatment. Another family member sustained a minor injury that didn’t necessitate treatment.

The youth has been charged with:

Assaulting a Peace Officer (cc 270 (2))

Utter Threats (cc 264.1 (1)(A))

Assault Causing Bodily Harm (cc 267 (b))

Mischief under $5000 (cc 430 (4))

A youth cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Northwest Territories RCMP

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