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

September 16, 2019
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

News release

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.

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.


Contact information

Julie Plourde
Media Relations Officer
Northwest Territories RCMP – Yellowknife, NT
Office: (867)765-3712

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