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A 50-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault following an incident last Thursday morning that injured four people.
At 3:30 a.m., Whitehorse RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance at an apartment building on Front Street.
“A 50-year-old man had allegedly assaulted four residents of one unit,” police said Monday.
“It appears that drugs and alcohol were a factor in the incident.”
The victims, ranging in age from 17 to 76 years old, all sustained significant injuries. None are believed to be life-threatening.
When police arrived, the suspect fled over the balcony. He was pursued on foot by the responding officers and was apprehended a short distance away.
“While being processed at the Whitehorse Correction Centre, the suspect uttered some threatening comments to a police officer and was combative,” police said.
“He was transferred into a cell for safety reasons and a correctional officer was injured during the process.”
Herman Peter Thorn has been charged with:
• two counts of aggravated assault;
• two counts of assault causing bodily harm;
• two counts of uttering threats;
• one count of resisting arrest; and
• five counts of breaching probation.
Thorn has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance scheduled for Jan. 22.
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