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Woman in critical condition after New Westminster assault

Last Updated Mar 11, 2021 at 3:59 pm PDT

New West Police on scene at Princess Street near 2nd Street on Tuesday March 2nd, 2021. (Image Credit: Ashley Burr / CityNews)
Summary

Man arrested, faces charges after New Westminster assault sent one person to hospital and prompted a school lockdown

Police say assault at New Westminster home involved man, woman who know each other

New Westminster assault sends one person to hospital in critical condition

NEW WESTMINSTER (NEWS 1130) – A woman is in the hospital in critical condition after an assault at a New Westminster home this week.

Police say they were called to an address on Princess Street near 2nd Street around 1 p.m. Tuesday. As a precaution, École Herbert Spencer Elementary was temporarily locked down.

Later that afternoon, New Westminster police say a man was arrested with the help of Vancouver officers.

It’s believed the 42-year-old suspect and the victim know each other. Police have provided few other details about the victim.

Andywele Mullings has been charged with one count of Aggravated Assault and one count of Assault with a Weapon. The circumstances leading up to the assault are still unclear.

Investigators are now looking to speak with anyone who may have seen something suspicious in the area early Tuesday afternoon.

“Any small piece of information could assist us as we piece everything together,” said Sergeant Sanjay Kumar.

People who may have information are asked to contact the New Westminster Police Department at 604.525.5411.