Responding to a prior domestic incident resulted in a stand off that lasted over six hours for Kingston Police on the night of Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
According to Kingston Police, officers attended an address on Pauline Tom Avenue in Kingston’s east end at approximately 10:30 p.m. that day, intending to arrest a 36-year-old local man in relation to a prior domestic incident. Instead, police ended up remaining on scene overnight and into the early morning hours.
After police arrival at the address, the accused man refused to exit the house. According to Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police, police had reason to believe that firearms were present in the residence at the time. As a result, the Emergency Response Unit were called to attend the scene.
Police obtained a warrant, and, after hours of communications, the Emergency Response Unit deployed a distraction device and subsequently arrested the accused man at approximately 4:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 27, 2020. The accused man was transported to Kingston Police Headquarters where he was held for a bail hearing, which will take place today.
No further details have been released at this time. Kingstonist will update this article as more information becomes available.