Kingston Police report arrest of man wielding knife and hammer

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

Kingston Police officers were able to de-escalate a potentially dangerous situation that occurred on Montreal Street yesterday, according to a media release from local police.

At approximately 12:40 p.m. on Monday, Apr. 3, 2023, police received reports of an individual with a knife who was “out of control” at a residence on Montreal Street, Kingston Police said in a press release the following day. According to reports received by police, the man was “yelling, walking around and stabbing walls, and threatening others in the residence.”

In response to Kingstonist inquiries, Acting Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, Constable Cam Mack, indicated a health-care worker had been called in to assist the individual a day prior, and was called to the residence again on Monday due to similar behaviour. When the man’s behaviour continued to escalate, police were called to the address, Mack explained.

When police arrived at the residence, officers located the man sitting on the front porch with the hammer at his feet, and the health-care worker present and attempting to communicate with him, according to police.

“Officers were able to deescalate the situation and safely remove the hammer without incident,” Kingston Police said in the release.

“The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing.”

The 58-year-old Kingston man was charged with uttering threats to cause death.

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