22-year-old Yellowknife man charged after violent assault downtown

A 23-year-old man from Whitehorse was physically assaulted outside a downtown home and was medevaced to Edmonton with 'serious injuries.'

23-year-old man from Whitehorse medevaced to Edmonton with 'serious injuries'

RCMP say they have charged a man after an attack Friday night at a downtown Yellowknife address put a 23-year-old Yukon man in the hospital. (Walter Strong/CBC)

A 22-year-old man has been charged with aggravated assault after a violent incident in downtown Yellowknife.

It happened late Friday night at a downtown home, according to an RCMP news release issued Monday.

RCMP say a 23-year-old man from Whitehorse had been physically assaulted outside the home and was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital with "serious injuries."

"He was later transported to Edmonton by air ambulance for further treatment," the statement said.

Karl James Gardlund, from Yellowknife, has been charged with aggravated assault. He's been released and will be back in court on April 24.

RCMP say the investigation is continuing.