Yellowknife RCMP are looking for two people who were involved in a knifing incident on a popular walking trail on Monday.


RCMP say the knifing incident took place Monday evening on the Frame Lake Trail, a popular recreational trail in central Yellowknife. ((CBC))

A 24-year-old man was cut four times when he tried to stop a dispute between a man and a woman on the Frame Lake Trail, near Gitzel Street, sometime between 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. MT on Monday.

"He did not know them. He just happened to be walking in that area and heard a commotion and went up to the couple that appeared to be in a domestic dispute," Const. Kathy Law told CBC News on Tuesday.

"He tried to intervene at that point. The male turned on him with a small knife and attempted to cut him, and did cut him in a few different places."

The two suspects then fled the scene, leaving the victim to get himself to hospital. Law said the man was treated for non-life-threatening injuries and was later released.

"I can advise that they were lacerations, so they were more cuts than stab wounds … one did require a little bit more attention than the others," Law said.

Bike patrols starting soon

The Frame Lake Trail is a nine-kilometre loop that is often used by cyclists, runners and pedestrians year-round.

The Yellowknife RCMP's bicycle patrol will start up soon for the summer, Law said.

"Last summer we had the bike patrol up and running and they did a phenomenal job of doing all the patrols down on the Frame Lake Trail, as well as all the other trail systems in town," she said.

RCMP are urging people who use the Frame Lake Trail to walk in groups and not be on the trail too late in the evening.

Meanwhile, police are asking for the public's help in finding the two suspects, both of whom are described as aboriginal individuals with dark hair.

The male suspect is described as being in his 20s, about 6'3" tall, and wearing a blue shirt, jeans and bracelets.

The female suspect is described as being in her 30s, short, and wearing a black shirt, white skirt and shoes. She had a ponytail, according to police.