UPDATE: Charge laid in stabbing incident

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Victim released from hospital; accused released from custody

Police have charged a 28-year-old man with assault with a weapon for allegedly stabbing another man in Mount Pearl early Tuesday evening.

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary officers are seen here gathered in the parking lot of a paramedic station on Topsail Road in Mount Pearl early Tuesday evening, just around the corner from where a man was apparently stabbed.

The 36-year-old victim was treated in hospital and later released. Const. Steve Curnew of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said the victim’s injuries were minor but also “consistent with a stabbing.”

Police were called to Farrell Drive just before 6 p.m. Tuesday to deal with a fight happening in the area. Two RNC cruisers were later spotted around the corner from Farrell Drive parked in front of a paramedic station on Topsail Road.

The accused was released from custody with conditions and will appear in court at a later date.

Police earlier reported different ages for the victim and suspect and have since corrected them.

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(Earlier story)

One man is in police custody and another is being treated in hospital for what appears to be a stab wound following a scuffle in Mount Pearl early Tuesday evening.

Police were called to Farrell Drive just before 6 p.m. Tuesday to deal with a fight happening in the area. A 47-year-old man sustained “injuries consistent with a stabbing,” according to Const. Steve Curnew of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary.

The victim was transported to a St. John’s hospital for medical treatment. Curnew confirmed those injuries do not appear to be life threatening.

Police have a 46-year-old man in custody and are still investigating the incident. Curnew said the RNC expects charges will be laid against that suspect.

Geographic location: Mount Pearl

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