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Home News Hatchet-wielding man faces attempted murder charge in Grande Prairie

Hatchet-wielding man faces attempted murder charge in Grande Prairie

GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – A 38 year-old man from the Edmonton area is facing a charge of attempted murder after an incident in the Swan City over the weekend.

Mounties in Grande Prairie were dispatched to assist paramedics at a home on the city’s east side early Sunday morning.

Police noted that a male victim was found outside the home with injuries sustained in a hatchet attack. The man sustained significant trauma and was taken to hospital, though he has since been released and is expected to make a full recovery.

38 year-old Leduc County resident Ronald Ernest Gauthier was arrested a short time later, and has been charged with Attempted Murder. Gauthier is due to appear in Grande Prairie Provincial Court later today.

If you have information about this investigation or any other investigation, please call the Grande Prairie RCMP at 780-380-5701, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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