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