Update (Friday, May 14, 2021 at 5:02 p.m.)
On Friday, May 14, 2021, Kingston Police announced the the suspect involved in the Cassidy Street stabbing had been charged with murder. However, the murder charge stems from a separate incident that occurred the day before and resulted in the death of 41-year-old Ryan Villeneauve. For the stabbing incident, Judge was further charged with aggravated assault. Full story here.
Update (Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 12:45 p.m.)
According to Kingston Police, the suspect involved in a stabbing on Cassidy Street on the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021 has now been apprehended.
“Kingston Police have successfully located and arrested Laura Judge on a property off of Montreal St. close to the original call,” police said on socail media, indicating the arrest took place just before 12:35 p.m.
“There is no longer a public safety concern. Thanks to all those who assisted.”
According to police, the suspect was located near the intersection of Montreal Street and Railway Street.
Kingston Police are currently investigating following a stabbing on Cassidy Street on the morning of Thursday, May 13, 2021.
At approximately 10:15 a.m., police received a report of an assault at an apartment building on Cassidy Street in the city’s Rideau Heights district. Upon arriving on scene, police located a 45-year-old adult male victim with serious stab wounds, who was later transported to hospital. Sgt. Steve Koopman of Kingston Police indicated on social media that a stabbing had taken place, and that police were in the process of tracking a female subject at 10:35 a.m.
Police are asking members of the public to avoid the area so as not to contaminate the scene and/or interrupt the tracking process.
Police have also released the below photo of the female suspect believed to have been involved in the incident, Laura Judge. Kingston Police said there are grounds for the arrest of the 40-year-old for attempted murder after the stabbing of a man at 37 Cassidy Street.
“Uniform Patrol members, the Emergency Response Unit and Criminal Investigations detectives are all actively involved. The Canine Unit is also attending to attempt a track of Laura Judge and her last possible direction. She is currently being sought for the offence of attempted murder,” Kingston Police said.
“Until further information is obtained Kingston Police are assuming Laura Judge to be armed and dangerous. Community members are asked to avoid the area and any nearby residents are asked to secure their doors and windows until further updates can be provided. If Judge is believed to be seen please do not approach her and call Kingston Police at 9-1-1.”
At 11:42 a.m., Kingston Police indicated the attempt to track Judge had yielded no results, and gave further information on her appearance.
Judge is described as standing 5’6”, and weighing 150 pounds, with a fair complexion. She is believed to still have a shaved head or short brown hair. She was last seen wearing a dark tank top and black track pants with one leg possibly rolled up to her knee.
Non-emergent tips or any information that could lead to the location and arrest of Judge can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0, and asking to remain anonymous.
Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.