An Inuvik, N.W.T., man was arrested and charged Wednesday with aggravated assault.

Benjamin Mitchell, 34, is charged in connection with an assault against a 55-year-old man outside a business in the town. The victim is in hospital in critical but stable condition. His name has not been released.

Mitchell remains in custody. He is scheduled to appear in territorial court on May 13.

The RCMP are investigating.