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An RCMP officer carries a young child into an awaiting van after police received a call about a domestic disturbance at a Ndilo home Wednesday morning. - Mike W. Bryant/NNSL photo

Police descend on Ndilo home

Mike W. Bryant
Northern News Services
Published Friday, April 25, 2008

YELLOWKNIFE - A man and woman were in police custody Wednesday after the RCMP received a report of a domestic disturbance involving a knife at a Ndilo home.

A man was seen being loaded into ambulance at around 10:30 a.m. while four police vehicles surrounded a home on Sikyea Tili Road.

RCMP Const. Roxanne Dreilich said a man was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital with an injury to his hand and released from the hospital a short while later.

Dreilich said the man had been handed an emergency protection order April 20 barring him from having contact with the woman. She said police arrived after receiving a report of a "potentially volatile" situation from a third person. Both the man and the woman were arrested, said Dreilich.

At around 11 a.m. a police officer was seen exiting the home with a young child in his arms, who was then taken into an awaiting van.

Dreilich said she was not aware if social services workers were on scene but said it's standard procedure for police to call them when there is a incident involving children.

"I know there were children associated with the couple," said Dreilich.

As of Wednesday, police were still investigating the incident and no charges had been laid against neither the man nor the woman.