Assault, forcible confinement charges laid after hotel incident

An Edmonton man faces assault and forcible confinement charges after a disturbance at the Black Knight Inn on Tuesday morning.

An Edmonton man faces assault and forcible confinement charges after a disturbance at the Black Knight Inn on Tuesday morning.

Joel Pierre Doctor, 30, faces two charges of aggravated assault, two charges of forcible confinement and mischief over $5,000. He is to appear in Red Deer provincial court today.

The charges result after an intoxicated man staying at the hotel became aggressive with two hotel staff, striking one with a metal pipe and forcing another to jump down a laundry chute. Both victims were treated and released from hospital.

Red Deer RCMP responded to the incident when, just before 9 a.m., a report was made that hotel staff were being held against their will. Eight police cars and police dog service responded to the call, taking a man into custody.