Kingston Police request public assistance to identify suspect after serious assault with a weapon

Kingston Police detectives continue to investigate an incident where a male randomly assaulted a woman with a hammer in the Kingscourt area, which took place in late June.

On Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2024, Kingstonist reported on the incident, which took place the previous weekend.

Today, Thursday, Jul. 4, 2024, Kingston Police released further details and images, and are appealing for public assistance in identifying the suspect.

According to police, the incident took place on Sunday, June 23, 2024, at approximately 2:15 p.m., when a 49-year-old woman who was visiting Kingston was walking with a friend near the area of Kingston Secondary School closest to Kirkpatrick Street and Kingscourt Avenue.

“They began walking north along the park trail adjacent to the school, towards Elliott Ave when a male approached them. The man was acting erratically and talking to the women in an incoherent manner,” police detailed.

“When the two women attempted to turn and walk away the male brandished a hammer and struck the victim from behind on the base of her neck, causing minor injury. The suspect then fled north towards Elliott Ave.”

Police described the male as Caucasian, estimated to be in his late 20s, standing 5’10” (177.5 cm), with a “thinner build” of approximately 180 pounds (81.6 kg). The suspect reportedly has brown hair, and a scruffy beard. According to the release, he was wearing a dark blue t-shirt with white lettering on the chest, light grey pants, white shoes, and carrying a backpack.

Nearby video surveillance was obtained by detectives capturing what is believed to be the male suspect, pictured above.

“Investigators are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying this male or knowing any frequented locations he may attend,” police stated.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Bryan McMillan via email at [email protected] or by calling 613-549-4660 ext. 6343.  

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