Kamloops man charged with assaulting cab driver in Yellowknife

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KAMLOOPS - A man from Kamloops has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly injuring a cab driver in Yellowknife.

Yellowknife RCMP say in a media release 37-year-old Daniel Mattie will appear in Territorial Court next month. He was charged last week, Oct. 14, three days after the alleged incident.

The altercation took place in the Kam Lake area of Yellowknife, RCMP say. Officers responded to an alleged assault in progress on Oct. 11.

Mounties came across a person in distress who said they had just been assaulted. The complainant was a cab driver and had been dropping off a client.

"An altercation ensued and the cab driver was injured," RCMP say.

He was taken to hospital while officers and the K9 unit searched for the suspect. A short time later, Mattie was taken into custody without incident.

According to court documents, Mattie has a criminal record in Kamloops. He was convicted of possessing a controlled substance in 2004.

This story was updated at 4:45 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17 to clarify Mattie's criminal record.


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