UPDATE (Friday, Mar. 10, 2023):
In response to Kingstonist inquiries, on Friday, Mar. 10, 2023, Kingston Police provided some details on the incident that had police conducting an investigation on John Street for over 12 hours.
“I can confirm we responded to a residence in the area of John St and Patrick St in relation to a report of an assault,” said Cst. Anthony Colangeli, Urban Foot Patrol/Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.
According to Colangeli, one individual was assaulted and received non-life threatening injuries as a result of the assault. They were transported to hospital and have since been released.
“As a result of our investigation, we are currently attempting to locate two suspects who were involved in the incident,” he explained. “There is no risk to public safety as this was not a random attack and all the individuals involved were familiar with one another on some level.”
Kingston Police were on scene at a residence on John Street for well over 12 hours following an assault that occurred last night.
Just after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2023, Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedic Services were dispatched to a home on John Street near Patrick Street in downtown Kingston due to reports of an assault. According to residents in the area, one person was taken to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics, and John Street was closed down for a few hours as officers searched the area and carried out their investigation.
While the roadway was reopened within a few hours, Kingston Police remained on scene overnight and throughout the day on Thursday, Mar. 9, 2023, with cruisers parked around one house and the Kingston Police Forensic Identification Unit on site. While police would only confirm their Criminal Investigations Division is currently investigating an assault that occurred on John Street, neighbours reported that police broke down the door of one residence on the street, and that blood was visible on the pavement in the immediate area. Police indicated there is no cause for public safety concerns due to this incident.
The investigation by Kingston Police remains ongoing. Anyone with information on the assault is asked to contact Det. Stefan Walker at 613-549-4660 ext. 6332, or via email at [email protected].