Wainwright RCMP charge male for attempt murder following alleged hatchet attack

Wainwright, Alberta – On March 10, 2020 at approximately 7:15 a.m., Wainwright RCMP responded to a report of injured male at a convenience store in Wainwright on 10 Street.

Police arrived and located an adult male victim with serious non-life threatening injuries. The victim was transported by EMS to an Edmonton hospital.

It is alleged that the victim was hit with a hatchet by another patron while in the store after verbal exchange had taken place. Police located the suspect male in the area and arrested him without incident. A hatchet was also seized. No one else was injured.

VAttempted Murder Using a Hatchet
(File Photo) Attempted Murder Using a Hatchet

Nick Pollard (26) of Cadogan, Alta., was charged with five Criminal Code offences which include:

• Attempted murder

• Aggravated assault

• Assault with a weapon

• Assault causing bodily harm

• Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

He was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and will be appearing in Wainwright Provincial Court on March 19, 2020.

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