Content warning: The following article contains reference to domestic assault and abuse, and may therefore be triggering and/or harmful for some readers.
A man who refused to allow his partner to access support before his rage took physical form has been arrested and charged by Kingston Police.
According to police, the victim and the accused man were in their residence in central Kingston on Thursday, Jun. 8, 2023, when, just before midnight, the man threatened to slit the victim’s throat. Seeking support, the victim called the Addictions and Mental Health Services of KFL&A (AMHS-KFLA) Crisis Line, but the accused man took the phone from the victim and hung up.
The AMHS-KFLA Crisis Team contacted Kingston Police, who dispatched officers to the address. When officers arrived at the residence, they “observed the accused pushing the victim to the ground through a window,” police said in a press release the following day. Officers then entered the residence and the accused man was arrested “without further incident.”
The 28-year-old local man was charged with assault and uttering threats.
The following is messaging from Kingston Police:
For active incidents of violence, dangerous scenarios, or any emergency situations call 911.
For individuals experiencing emotional or mental distress, AMHS-KFLA (https://amhs-kfla.ca/programs-services/crisis/) crisis lines are staffed 24/7, 365 days a year by experienced professionals. They can provide immediate support, advocacy, and referrals to appropriate services as needed. The Kingston & Frontenac 24/7 Crisis Line can be reached at 613-544-4229 or Toll Free at 1-866-616-6005
No one has the right to abuse another person. Victims of intimate partner violence or sexual assault and witnesses are encouraged to contact Kingston Police. The following links offer valuable support services and resources in the Kingston area for victims of intimate partner violence and/or sexual violence:
- Kingston Police (613-549-4660)
- Kingston Interval House
- Kingston Sexual Assault Centre
- Resolve Counselling Services Canada
- KFACC (Kingston Frontenac Anti-violence Coordinating Committee)
- Victim Services of Kingston and Frontenac (613-548-4834)
- Addiction & Mental Health Services – Kingston Frontenac Lennox & Addington
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Violence in the Family
- Ministry of the Attorney General – Victim Services Directory
- Ontario Network of Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Treatment Centres
- Canadian Centre for Men and Families