Bathurst suspect charged with attempted murder

A 17-year-old Bathurst boy has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault in connection with a stabbing incident that happened in Big River, N.B. on April 30, 2012.  He is also facing a charge of assault on a police officer.

RCMP Major Crime Unit-North with the assistance of the Bathurst RCMP and the RCMP Forensic Identification Unit are investigating a stabbing incident that occurred on Route 430 in Big River.

On April 30, 2012 shortly after 6 a.m. a 17-year-old boy from Big River reported that he had suffered stab wounds in an incident involving another 17-year-old boy. The victim was transported to the Chaleur Regional Hospital and later transferred to the Moncton Hospital for further treatments and remains in hospital in stable condition.

The suspect, a 17-year-old Bathurst resident was arrested in Bathurst by the Bathurst RCMP with the assistance of the Bathurst Police Force. The suspect was violent and resisted arrest. The officers were assaulted but not seriously injured.

He appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court this morning to face charges and was sent for a 30 day psychiatric evaluation. He is scheduled to return to court on June 1, 2012.

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