Individual arrested, charged after stabbing family member in downtown Kingston

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics responding to a stabbing on Market Street in downtown Kingston. Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer.

Kingston Police have confirmed that they arrested and charged an individual after the suspect stabbed their father at a residence in downtown Kingston on Family Day.

“On February 20, 2023, at approximately 7:40 p.m., Kingston Police responded to an incident involving a stabbing which had just occurred at a residence on Market Street in downtown Kingston,” Kingston Police said in a statement following an inquiry from the Kingstonist.

Kingston Police said that the accused had returned to the residence that they shared with their father, the victim, and engaged in an argument with him in the kitchen of their home.

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics responding to a stabbing on Market Street in downtown Kingston. Photo by Daniel Tastard-Homer.

“The accused was upset that their father had not made any food for them and proceeded to grab a kitchen knife and then stab the victim in his upper torso,” Kingston Police said.

The victim was alert enough to be able to call 911 and police responded immediately and, at approximately 7:50 p.m., the accused, who was still at the residence, was arrested without incident for the assault, police said.

Frontenac Paramedics treated the victim for a chest wound and transported the victim to the hospital with a serious but non-life threatening injury.

The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they were held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The suspect, a 38-year-old Kingston resident, is facing charges of assault with a weapon and possession of a weapon for committing an offence.

According to Kingston Fire & Rescue (KFR), at the same time, their crews were dispatched to the address due to the fire alarm at the building being activated. Firefighters responded to an activated fire alarm on Market Street at shortly before 8 p.m, KFR said in response to inquiries from Kingston.

“On arrival, Kingston Police were on scene with Paramedics. Police confirmed the alarm was false. The alarm was reset and KFR cleared the scene,” KFR said.

It is unclear who activated the fire alarm in this situation.

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