Kingston Police officer injured during standoff on Princess Street

Kingston Police continue to respond to a standoff situation at the corner of Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

UPDATE: At around 5:15 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9, 2022, after being barricaded inside his apartment for over 24 hours, the suspect surrendered peacefully to Kingston Police. “The Kingston Police would like to inform the public that the on-going incident at Portsmouth Ave and Princess St has concluded with the peaceful surrender of the individual involved,” Kingston Police said in a release shortly thereafter. “The Kingston Police will remain on scene in order to complete a thorough investigation however all roads that were closed as a result of this incident have since re-opened. The Kingston Police would like to thank the public for their patience and understanding in this matter.”

ORIGINAL: A Kingston Police officer has been injured in the line of duty while responding to a male who has barricaded himself in his apartment after a stabbing on Princess Street on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.

According to Kingston Police, the 50-year-old male has been barricaded in his apartment at a building at the corner of Princess Street and Portsmouth Avenue since yesterday afternoon.

The officer was injured as police attempted to extricate the male from the building, at which point the suspect opened fire with a firearm and the officer was struck on the arm by flying shrapnel. According to police, the officer was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. As a precaution, overnight, Kingston Police evacuated the floor of the building surrounding the suspect, and another evacuation bus remains on standby.

Kingston Police have closed the immediate area to traffic. As a result, Princess Street is closed westbound at Sir John A MacDonald Boulevard and eastbound at Taylor Kidd Boulevard. Portsmouth Avenue is closed southbound at Glengarry Road and northbound at Fairview Road.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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