Police dog tracks down assault suspect and finds gun in Norway House

A police dog helped Norway House RCMP track down a man who was reported to have committed an assault on Jan. 22.

Police were called to a residence on Jack River Road around 3 a.m. Friday after receiving a report that a man armed with a knife and a gun had assaulted a woman. The man had fled by the time police arrived and he had taken the victim with him.

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The area was contained and police service dog Linkin and his handler were deployed along with a containment team. Linkin located a gun in the woods and he continued to track the suspect to a residence on Paupanekis Point Road, where the man was located inside a home and arrested.

A 21-year-old woman suffered minor injuries during the incident and a 25-year-old man is facing assault and weapons charges.

Norway House RCMP continue to investigate.

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