Man charged in connection with hatchet attack at Wainwright convenience store
A 26-year-old man from Cadogan, Alta., has been charged with several offences, including attempted murder, after an assault at a Wainwright, Alta., convenience store involving a hatchet.
At about 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, Wainwright RCMP officers were dispatched to a store on 10 Street after someone reported an injured man there.
“Police arrived and located an adult male victim with serious non-life threatening injuries,” RCMP said in a news release on Wednesday. “The victim was transported by EMS to an Edmonton hospital.
Police said a suspect was arrested in the area and a hatchet was also seized.
In addition to being accused of attempted murder, Nick Pollard is charged with aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, assault causing bodily harm and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
Pollard was remanded into custody after a judicial hearing and is scheduled to appear in Wainwright Provincial Court on March 19.
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