Kingston Police arrested and charged a local man after his physical attacks sent another man to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The assault occurred at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, when the accused man and a male victim got into an argument at a downtown residence on Montreal Street. As the argument escalated, the accused man pulled aggressively on the scarf the victim was wearing, tightening it around the victim’s neck. The victim was unable to breathe and lost consciousness, according to a press release from Kingston Police.
When the victim woke up, he was on the ground, and the accused man proceeded to strike him in the head with a metal pipe several times.
Police were called and responding officers observed visible injuries to the victim’s head. The victim was then taken to hospital by Frontenac Paramedic Services with non-life-threatening injuries. The accused man was not at the scene of the assault when police arrived.
Police located the accused man at approximately 5:15 p.m. at a residence on Rideau Street. The 59-year-old Kingston man was subsequently arrested and charged with assault by choking, assault with a weapon, and assault causing bodily harm.