Machete attack leads to charges for teen

By paNOW Staff
December 7, 2017 - 11:49am

A 17-year-old is facing charges after a violent machete attack yesterday evening.

Prince Albert police received multiple calls shortly before 6 p.m. last night reporting a violent assault. The male victim told police he was delivering flyers in the 800-block of 28th St. E. when he was approached by four individuals, one of whom was brandishing a machete. The victim was struck twice by the machete, before escaping into a nearby business and calling the city police.

Officers contained the area, and quickly located the suspect on Branion Dr. as he was heading towards Crescent Heights. The suspect attempted to flee on foot, but was quickly chased down and arrested.

The 17-year-old suspect is now facing serious criminal charges including aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, wearing a mask while committing an indictable offence, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and resisting arrest.

The suspect, who cannot be named under the Youth Criminal justice Act, will make his first court appearance today. The charges against him have not been tested before the courts.


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