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17-year-old accused of cutting assault victim with knife

Teen was arrested early this morning
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A teen faces a number of charges, including aggravated assault, after it is alleged that they cut a victim with a knife on Wednesday evening.

A news release issued by the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service states that the 17-year-old accused fled the area following the incident, and was apprehended on Albert Street West early this morning.

Full text of the release follows:

On Aug. 4, 2022, officers with Patrol Services charged a 17-year-old youth with aggravated assault. The name of the youth cannot be released as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

Around 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 3, 2022, the accused was in the back seat of a vehicle with the victim who is known to the accused. An argument between the two took place, and [it is alleged that] the accused cut the victim with a knife on the forearm, causing a non life-threatening injury. The accused fled the area.

Police were notified about the incident around 1 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2022. The subsequent investigation led officers to attend a residence in the 300 block of Albert Street West. Officers observed the accused in the area; the accused attempted to flee the area on foot but was quickly apprehended by responding officers and arrested.

The accused is charged with:
    •    Aggravated assault
    •    Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
    •    Mischief under $5,000
    •    Fail to comply with release order – curfew conditions
    •    Fail to comply with release order – do not possess any weapons

The accused was held in custody pending a bail hearing.