Bullying between children leads to fight between adults

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An incident of bullying at a downtown park led to an altercation between two adults, according to Kingston Police

The victim in the altercation was the father of a young boy who returned home distraught after being bullied by a group of kids in a park on Pine Street on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Afterward, the father and his son returned to the park and spoke to the kids about the incident before heading back home.

Once the father and son had returned home, a man – the accused – appeared in their driveway. Kingston Police could not confirm whether that man was the father of one of the children involved in the bullying incident, but Const. Cameron Mack, media relations officer for Kingston Police said it is safe to assume the man was upset that the father and son had addressed the kids about the incident.

The accused man began arguing with the victim and challenging him to a fight, at which point a physical altercation began. During the altercation, the accused produced a knife, but the knife fell to the driveway during the struggle. A neighbour who overhead the commotion broke up the fight and the accused man fled.

At approximately 9 p.m. the same day, the accused turned himself in at Kingston Police Headquarters. The 35-year-old local man is charged with assault with a weapon, and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.

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