Local male arrested after making bomb threats in downtown McDonald’s

Kingston Police cruisers sitting outside the downtown Princess Street McDonald’s on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 after a man entered the restaurant and claimed he had a bomb. Photo by First Response Media.

Kingston Police have arrested and charged a local man after he caused a frightening disruption in a downtown McDonald’s, and then resisted arrested.

The incident took place on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 when, at approximately 8:20 p.m., the accused man entered the fast food restaurant on Princess Street. The man immediately jumped on the counter in the restaurant and yelled that he had a bomb. According to police, the man then threatened a restaurant employee, indicating that she was going to die. The accused man then left the restaurant and headed west on Princess Street.

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Responding officers were given a description of the accused, and subsequently located him in the area of Princess and Division Streets. Immediately uncooperative with police, the accused man refused to identify himself and continued to walk away from the officers. At approximately 8:30 p.m., the accused man was arrested, but not without resisting police attempts to take him into custody and refusing to put his hands behind his back. According to Police, the accused man appeared to be under the influence of narcotics at the time of his arrest.

The 27-year-old Kingston man was charged with resisting a peace officer, uttering threats, causing a disturbance, and three counts of breach of probation.

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