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.

Wainwright RCMP

Please help spread the word by "sharing" our reports on your social media accounts.

Missing in Alberta