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Man arrested after stabbing in St. John's

The RNC have arrested 36-year-old William John Oliver of St. John’s following a call for help at a St. John’s home.

Last Wednesday just before noon, officers responded to a report of an assault that had just occurred at a residence in the downtown area of St. John’s. Upon arrival, officers located a female inside the home with serious injuries consistent with a stabbing.

She was taken to hospital by paramedics, where she remains today to obtain treatment for her injuries.

Officers arrested Oliver at the residence in connection with the event. He has been charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and breach of probation.

He was held in custody to appear in Provincial Court in connection with the charges.


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