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Kingston man arrested after threatening behaviour online

Kingston Police set up a command centre just off Unity Road in Glenburnie on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, while negotiating with a man accused of making death threats online. Photo by First Response Media.

A local man has been arrested after Kingston Police tracked him down and engaged in a period of negotiations earlier today.

At approximately 9 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, police learned that the accused man had been making death threats via social media. It is unknown who the man was threatening, according to police.

As police were unaware of the man’s location, they searched various locations throughout the city before finally locating his vehicle at a residence on Unity Road. Kingston Police Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit responded to the location, where police engaged in a period of negotiations with the man before ultimately arresting him without incident at approximately 1 p.m. He was taken to Kingston Police Headquarters where he will be held to attend a bail hearing tomorrow.

The 56-year-old Kingston man has been charged with uttering a death threat.

Kingston Police blocking off a driveway on Unity Road while negotiating with a man accused of making death threats online on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Photo by First Response Media.
A number of Kingston Police vehicles, including those of the Emergency Response Team and the Canine Unit, were stationed on Unity Road while police negotiated with a man accused of making online death threats. Photo by First Response Media.
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