royal canadian mounted police (rcmp)

Police have withdrawn a charge of attempted murder against 54-year-old Thomas Kavanaugh of Deer Lake.

Kavanaugh was charged last Thursday after a 39-year-old man was found suffering from apparent stab wounds on Main Street West in Port aux Basques.

But on Monday, the RCMP announced that the charges were dropped as a result of further investigation. The 39-year-old complainant has now been arrested and charged with public mischief. He was released on conditions and will appear in court at a later date.

Kavanaugh was released from custody on Saturday.