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.