Man stabs woman, guard in Takhini

A man stabbed a woman and a security guard in Takhini Bluff apartments Friday night. Police received a report of the stabbing around 9:30 p.m.

A man stabbed a woman and a security guard in Takhini Bluff apartments Friday night.

Police received a report of the stabbing around 9:30 p.m. A man forcibly entered a woman’s apartment, according to court documents. The man had been drinking, police say, contrary to a court order.

An altercation ensued between the man and woman, who both knew each other. When a security guard arrived, the 19-year-old woman “appeared to be in distress,” states an RCMP press release.

When the guard intervened, the man stabbed the guard, then fled.

The guard’s stab wound was “serious,” but not life-threatening, say police. The woman’s stab wound was also non-life-threatening. Both were taken to hospital.

Police searched for the suspect with the help of a police dog. They arrested a man in a local hotel several hours later. Police are not disclosing the location.

Eric Logan John, 27, of Whitehorse faces two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of uttering threats, and five counts of failing to comply with an undertaking. He remains in custody. His next court appearance is November 19.

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