Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Yellowknife, N.W.T. - A 29-year-old man from British Columbia is facing several assault-related charges for his alleged role in attacking two police officers and a paramedic last Thursday.
Police responded to the Air Tindi float plane base in Old Town after receiving a report of a disoriented and agitated man who allegedly assaulted a paramedic.
When police arrived, the man apparently assaulted an officer who was trying to apprehend him, but Constable Kathy Law said he wasn't done there.
"He was then transported back to Yellowknife detachment to be processed and again assaulted another police officer while he was exiting the police vehicle."
Law said the man allegedly kicked the officer in question.
She also said the suspect has been released until his date in territorial court.
"He was released from police custody to Stanton Territorial Hospital on the day following the assault on April 6th, 2012 and his next court appearance will be on June 5th."
The apprehending officer was treated for non-life threatening injuries at Stanton Hospital, while the other officer and paramedic sustained minor injuries and did not require medical attention.