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NEWS: Nunavut February 16, 2017 - 11:45 am

Nunavut man charged after attempted break-in at police station

Man, 23, faces charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer

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A man faces charges in connection to a Feb. 13 incident around the RCMP detachment in Rankin Inlet, which has a population of about 2,440. (FILE PHOTO)
A man faces charges in connection to a Feb. 13 incident around the RCMP detachment in Rankin Inlet, which has a population of about 2,440. (FILE PHOTO)

A 23-year-old man in Rankin Inlet, alleged to have attempted a break-in at the local police station, faces charges of resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer in connection with the Feb. 13 incident.

“Unfortunately for him, the building he chose was the RCMP station,” said a recent posting from Sgt. Lorne Morrison of the Rankin Inlet RCMP on the Rankin Inlet news Facebook page.

After spending several minutes trying to break into the cell area, the man then went around to the front of the building and tried to force his way in through a door.

But while he was doing this, an RCMP member who was working that night drove by and saw the man.

After he was arrested, the man spent the night inside a cell inside the detachment.

The RCMP told Nunatsiaq News that “there are no charges being considered” for the attempted break-in at the Rankin Inlet detachment, but the man, who was released on an undertaking, will appear in court April 11 in Rankin Inlet on the other charges.

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