Teen Charged with Aggravated Assault After Stabbing Incident in St. John’s

St. John’s, Newfoundland – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) has charged a teenager with aggravated assault after an incident involving another teen on Friday evening. At approximately 7 p.m., authorities responded to a reported assault with a weapon on Portugal Cove Road in St. John’s. They discovered a 17-year-old female victim with multiple stab wounds. The suspect, also 17 years old, was later located on Kenmount Road and taken into custody.

The injured female is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital for serious injuries, while the male suspect has been detained awaiting his court appearance. It has been revealed that the attack was not a random act, as the individuals involved were acquainted with each other.

The RNC is urging anyone who may have witnessed the assault or has video footage from the area of Portugal Cove Road at Higgins Line between 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to come forward and assist investigators. They can contact the police at 709-729-8000 to provide any information that may aid in the ongoing investigation.

Incidents like these highlight the importance of community awareness and cooperation in helping law enforcement officials solve cases of violence and ensure justice is served. The RNC’s swift response in apprehending the suspect demonstrates their commitment to maintaining public safety and holding individuals accountable for their actions.

As the legal process unfolds, it is crucial for members of the community to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities promptly. By working together, residents can contribute to creating a safer environment for everyone in St. John’s and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future.