Skidegate Man Facing Assault Charge After Altercation

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A Haida Gwaii man is being held in custody, facing a charge of aggravated assault, after a fight last week sent another man in hospital.

Joseph Roy Hans of Skidegate turned himself in to police Friday evening, shortly after a warrant had been issued for his arrest.

At around 10:50 last Wednesday evening, Queen Charlotte RCMP were called to a home on Second Avenue in Skidegate to a report of a fight.

They found a 70-year-old man lying on the ground, bleeding from his nose.

He was taken to Haida Gwaii Hospital and then medevacked to Vancouver.