Whitehorse man arrested for aggravated assault

January 10, 2020
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release

A 50-year-old man has been arrested and now charged for aggravated assault following an incident in the early morning hours on January 9, 2020.

At 3:30 a.m. Whitehorse RCMP responded to a complaint of a disturbance at an apartment building on Front Street. A 50-year-old man had allegedly assaulted four residents of one unit. It appears that drugs and alcohol were a factor in the incident.

Upon police arrival, the suspect fled over the balcony. He was pursued on foot by the responding officers and was apprehended a short distance away. While being processed at the Whitehorse Correction Centre, the suspect uttered some threatening comments to a police officer and was combative. He was transferred into a cell for safety reasons and a Correctional officer was injured during the process.

The victims, ranging in age from 17 to 76 years old, all sustained significant injuries, but believed to be non-life threatening.

Herman Peter Thorn has now been charged with:

  • 2 counts of Aggravated Assault
  • 2 counts of Assault Causing Bodily Harm
  • 2 counts of Uttering Threats
  • 1 count of Resist Arrest
  • 5 counts of Breach probation

Mr. Thorn has been remanded into custody until his next court appearance scheduled on January 22, 2020.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP - Media Relations

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