The RNC has laid charges against a 24-year-old St. John’s man following a stabbing incident on Empire Avenue in St. John’s early this morning.
Officers were called to a home on the west end of Empire Avenue around 12:30 this morning.
A 45-year-old man was taken to hospital, where he remains in serious, but stable, condition.
The suspect was found a short time later in an apartment on Anspach Street, where he had barricaded himself with a weapon.
The man surrendered to police shortly after 3:30 this morning, and he was arrested without incident.
The accused is facing charges of assault with a weapon, uttering threats, damage to property, and breaches of conditions.
The victim and accused were known to each other and the incident is not believed to be random.