Kingston Police arrest stabbing suspect

Photo by Penny Cadue

Kingston Police say they have arrested a stabbing suspect after conducting a high-risk takedown in Kingston’s north end on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021.

“As a result of the recent stabbing investigation on Compton Street, members of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU), at the direction of detectives with the Major Crime Unit, executed a high- risk takedown of a vehicle in the parking lot of the Kingslake Plaza, 1201 Division Street, on September 14 at approximately 4:45 p.m,” said Kingston Police in a press release.

Photo by Penny Cadue

According to police and eyewitnesses, the ERU used distraction devices, commonly known as flashbangs, and a 39-year-old local male was taken into custody.

Police say that during the arrest, the accused attempted to disarm an officer, causing the discharge of the officer’s firearm. No one was struck or injured in the incident, said police.

The male was subsequently escorted to Kingston Police headquarters to attend a bail hearing the following day.

“He is facing initial charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault, and weapons offences, with additional charges now to be added,” said Kingston Police.

More info to come.

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