Attempted murder charge laid against Old Massett woman

  • Apr. 11, 2012 3:00 p.m.

An Old Massett resident has been charged with attempted murder after a dispute between two women ended in bloodshed, say RCMP. On April 8, just after midnight, two women were arguing on the street when one of them pulled out a knife, said Sgt. Blake Ward. The victim received a number of serious stab wounds and cuts before witnesses were able to break up the fight. A bystander who tried to help also received a knife wound on his forearm. Both victims were taken to the hospital to received medical attention, and the female victim was kept at the hospital for some time. She has now been released and is recovering. Sgt. Ward said her injuries had the potential to be life-threatening; fortunately, they turned out not to be. Masset RCMP located and arrested without incident the woman believed to be responsible for the attack. She has been charged with attempted murder and aggravated assault. A man has been charged with being an accessory to attempted murder and aggravated assault. Both were kept in custody after the arrests with bail hearings scheduled for Monday.