Iqaluit man charged with attempted murder

Iqaluit, Nunavut – In the early evening of October 27, 2020 Iqaluit RCMP responded for a call of service to a residence in a 300-block area and located a man in medical distress who appeared to be a victim of an apparent stabbing. The victim was immediately transported to the Qikiqtani General Hospital by EMS and received medical care for his injuries. The victim was later medevac’d to the south to seek further treatment and is expected to make a full recovery.

46-year-old Eliyah Jonah of Iqaluit, NU was arrested and charged with attempted murder – Section 239(1)(b) CC and Forcible Confinement – Section 279(2) CC as a result of the investigation. Jonah appeared before a Justice of the Peace and was remanded into custody. His next scheduled court appearance is November 17, 2020 at the Nunavut Court of Justice in Iqaluit, NU.

Attempted Murder
(File Photo) Attempted Murder

Iqaluit RCMP with the assistance of Iqaluit General Investigative Section continue to investigate the matter and are requesting anyone who may have witnessed the incident or anyone who may have information to the matter to contact police at 867-979-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. You can also text a tip to Crime Stoppers. The process is completely secure and anonymous. Text NWTNUTIPS plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).

Iqaluit RCMP

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