Submitted by Cpl. Laurel Scott
RCMP Media Relations Group
In the early evening of January 9, 2017, Maskwacis RCMP were dispatched to assist Maskwacis EMS at a residence on the Ermineskin Reserve in Maskwacis, Alberta.
At the residence, three victims were found with injuries as a result of a machete attack. Two of the victims have been treated at hospital and released. One of the victims sustained significant trauma and is recovering in hospital where he remains in stable condition.
The RCMP Major Crimes Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Battle River General Investigation Unit and Maskwacis Community Response Unit all assisted Maskwacis RCMP investigators following this occurrence.
The investigation resulted in the arrest of a male youth, without incident. Charges have been sworn against the person responsible as follows: Attempted Murder, Aggravated Assault x 3, Possession of a Weapon for Dangerous Purpose, Assault with a Weapon x 3, Breach of an Undertaking x 5 and Breach of a Recognizance. The accused remains in custody awaiting his next court appearance.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating the person in a safe and timely manner. Being that the suspect is a youth, the name can’t be provided as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.
If you have information about this investigation or any other investigation, please call the Maskwacis Tip Line at 780-362-1761, or call your local police detachment. If you want to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers by phone at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), by internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by SMS.