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Man charged with attempted murder after Wainwright convenience store fight

A 26-year-old man is facing several weapons and an attempted murder charge after hitting another man with a hatchet in Wainwright.

Wainwright RCMP received a call of an injured man at a convenience store on 10 Street on March 10 sometime around 7:15 a.m.

Police say the man had serious non-life threatening injuries and was transported to an Edmonton hospital by EMS.

Mounties say, allegedly, another man at the store hit the victim with a hatchet after a “verbal exchange.” RCMP found the suspect and arrested him without incident. The hatchet was seized and no one else was injured.

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Nick Pollard of Cadogan was charged with five offences including attempted murder, aggravated assault and assault with a weapon.

He remains in custody and will appear in Wainwright Provincial Court on March 19.

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