Stabbing victim acts up in WGH

Reeking of alcohol and bleeding from multiple stab wounds, a 27-year-old man caused a ruckus at Whitehorse General Hospital on Thursday night.

Reeking of alcohol and bleeding from multiple stab wounds, a 27-year-old man caused a ruckus at Whitehorse General Hospital on Thursday night.

Police were called to subdue the patient.

He became belligerent and refused to co-operate with an investigation, says an RCMP release.

However, police determined the man had been in a fight with another guy in McIntyre subdivision.

On Friday afternoon, RCMP searched a McIntyre home in connection with the stabbing and another Whitehorse man was arrested.

As well, officers seized an improperly stored firearm.

Harvey Peter Malcolm, 53, has been charged with one count of aggravated assault and one count of unsafe storage of a firearm.

He remains in custody and will appear in court April 22.

The stab victim was released from hospital. RCMP continue to investigate.

The type of firearm and the number of stab wounds could not be released because they are related to evidence of the case, said Cpl. Glenn Ramsay.

An RCMP media release stressed this was not a random act of violence and that public safety is not at risk.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Whitehorse RCMP at 667-5555 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477. (JW)