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RNC charge man with attempted murder

Royal Newfoundland Constabulary
Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) major crime unit arrested a 22-year-old St. John’s man for attempted murder after an early morning stabbing.

This morning (Friday) around 3:30 a.m. patrol, criminal investigation and forensic officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence on Weymouth Street, St. John’s.

A 24-year-old man was injured in the stabbing.

Paramedics with Eastern Health transported the man to hospital, where he remains in serious condition, as of midday Friday.

 Officers arrested the 22-year-old suspect at the scene and he has also been charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, uttering threats and break and entry.

The man will appear in provincial court today.

Police say this was not a random act of violence and the investigation is continuing.

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