Bas-Caraquet man charged with attempted murder

RCMP say a 49-year-old Bas-Caraquet man has been charged with attempted murder after a stabbing at a residence in Bas-Caraquet on Wednesday.

Officers responded to a report of a woman being assaulted at a residence on Rue Saint-Paul shortly after 7:20 p.m. and upon arrival found a 45-year-old woman with what appeared to be stab wounds.

Police say the woman was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries and a short time later, a man was located outside the residence and was arrested,

RCMP say the man was also taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police say David Chaisson was charged with attempted murder on Thursday and made a court appearance on Friday where he was remanded into custody and sent for a five day psychiatric evaluation.

He is scheduled to appear in Caraquet Provincial Court on April 24.

The RCMP say the incident is still under investigation and the court has imposed a publication ban on the name of the victim.