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RNC looking to identify man at the scene of serious aggravated assault

Police are asking for the public's help to identify this man who was at the scene of an aggravated assault that occurred Saturday in downtown St. John’s. The images were submitted to police by an onlooker.
Police are asking for the public's help to identify this man who was at the scene of an aggravated assault that occurred Saturday in downtown St. John’s. The images were submitted to police by an onlooker. - Contributed

St. John’s, N.L. — The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary is continuing to investigate an aggravated assault that occurred Saturday in downtown St. John’s.

About 3:55 a.m., police responded to a disturbance at the intersection of George and Adelaide streets in St. John’s. Upon arrival, police discovered a man with serious injuries who remains in hospital at this time. Two other men were transported to hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It is not known whether the individuals involved in the incident knew each other. No charges have yet been laid.

Investigators are seeking any witnesses to the incident and asking anyone with cellphone video or photographs from Saturday morning between 3:40 a.m. and 3:55 a.m. in the area of George at Adelaide streets to contact the RNC. Taxi drivers who were in the area at the time who have dash cams are also being asked to contact the RNC.

Investigators have obtained photos from a witness and are seeking the public’s help to identify one of the men. He is described as in his early 20s with short dark hair and facial scruff and was wearing a dark grey-and-black jacket, dark shoes, jeans and a white shirt under his jacket at the time of the incident. The man fled the area with a female in the direction of New Gower Street.

The RNC Major Crime Unit is continuing to investigate this aggravated assault and is asking anyone who has information to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.

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