Kingston Police respond to report of assault with a weapon on Pine Street

A large police presence was seen on Pine Street on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2023. Photo by Cris Vilela/Kingstonist.

A large police presence on Pine Street just west of Division Street yesterday evening was in response to a report of an assault with a weapon at a residence in the 100 block of Pine Street. The roadway was closed briefly early in the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, and remained crowded with emergency vehicles for a few hours.

That evening, Kingstonist inquired with Kingston Police as to the nature of this incident, and, in response, police issued a media release around 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.

In the release, Kingston Police said that, around 6 p.m., members of the Kingston Police Patrol Division responded to the report, and officers located and tended to the victim who was outside of a residence on Pine Street.

“The suspect had fled the area prior to officer’s arrival. The victim was transported to hospital with serious life-threatening injuries where they received treatment and are now in stable condition,” Kingston Police detailed.

In response to further Kingstonist inquiries, police confirmed that the weapon used was an “edged weapon,” meaning a knife or bladed item, and that the injuries sustained by the victim are “consistent with the type of weapon used.”

Throughout the evening Wednesday, police officers and vehicles could be seen on many roads in the area north of Princess Street and east of Alfred Street, including Division Street, Pine Street, Adelaide Street, Montreal Street, and Lansdowne Street.

While police believe the suspect and victim were familiar with each other and said there is “no indication of a risk to public safety,” the suspect in the violent altercation was not apprehended. According to the release, the incident is currently being investigated by members of the Criminal Investigations Division, and no arrests have been made in relation to the incident.

Anyone with information in relation to this incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Adam McMullen at 613-549-4660 ext. 6281 or via email at [email protected]. Tips can be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to remain anonymous.

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