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Employee assaulted with metal pipe at Plaza Hotel

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics respond after an assault on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2029. Submitted photo.

A large police and paramedic presence was seen in Kingston’s downtown core on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 after a hotel employee was assaulted with a metal pipe while on the job.

At approximately 10:48 a.m., the male victim, an employee of the Plaza Hotel, attempted to enter and clean a room that was supposed to be vacant. Instead, the victim found that a man who had previously been a tenant in the room (but had since been evicted from the premises) was inside. The accused man attacked the hotel employee as he entered the room, striking him with a metal pipe causing minor injury to the victim’s leg.

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics responded to the incident located the accused man still inside the hotel room at approximately 10:52 a.m. The victim was treated on scene by paramedics, and the accused man was arrested.

The 35-year-old local man is charged with assault with a weapon.

Editorial note: Kingstonist earlier reported on social media that this incident involved a knife, as per the information provided by Kingston Police, which has since been updated.

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