Athabasca RCMP arrest and charge male for aggravated assault and weapons charges

Athabasca, Alberta – On July 5, 2022, Athabasca RCMP responded to a call for assistance at a residence in the town of Athabasca. A male suspect allegedly assaulted a male with a sword. The male victim received serious but non life threatening injuries and was brought to the hospital.

The male suspect was later located by RCMP members and subsequently arrested without any further injuries to anyone else. The weapon was seized by RCMP members. The investigation is still on-going at this time.

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The male suspect is facing the following charges:

· Aggravated assault

· Uttering threats against a person

· Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Following a judicial hearing, the suspect was released from custody and will be appearing in Athabasca Provincial Court on July 25, 2022.

The Athabasca RCMP encourage the public to report any criminal or suspicious activity to your local police. Reports tell us where to look, who to look for, and where to patrol in the future. If you see a crime in progress, dial 911. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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