Violence continues in city core

by P.J. Harston
Northern News Services

NNSL (Aug 15/97) - Despite the arrest of three suspects in the recent spat of violent beatings in Yellowknife's downtown, the violence continues.

Mounties were called to two separate incidents Wednesday night, both involving knives.

RCMP Sgt. Wylie Grimm said Thursday that staff at Stanton Regional Hospital alerted them to a man who had been admitted to the hospital suffering from what appeared to be stab wounds.

"(Our) investigation determined that the male had received non-life-threatening wounds to his head and chest," said Grimm. "The injuries were sustained during the commission of a robbery in the alleyway next to the Royal Bank."

RCMP have a description of the man suspected in the robbery.

In another incident Wednesday, police were notified by Centre Square Mall security that guards were threatened by a man with a knife.

Grim said that, while no suspects had been arrested in either incident, RCMP were on the streets early Thursday morning scouring sources for information and already had some strong leads.

He added that although similar in nature, there is no indication that the incidents are related.