Local man arrested for throwing items off a roof into a crowd at Buskers

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A man who caused a disturbance during Buskers Rendezvous in downtown Kingston is now facing five charges due to his dangerous behaviour.

Witnesses observed the accused man on the roof of a building at the corner of Ontario and Clarence Streets at approximately 5:25 p.m. on Saturday, Jul. 6, 2019. The accused man was seen throwing objects, including rocks and a large plate, off of the roof and into a crowd of people that were gathered to watch buskers perform at the annual summer festival.

Police were contacted and attempted to locate the accused man. According to Kingston Police, the accused man was then observed entering an apartment building on Ontario Street, and a foot chase ensued. The accused man was finally located in a nearby parking garage, where he surrendered and was arrested. A search of the accused man found a small baggy containing a white substance suspected to be crystal methamphetamine.

The 41-year-old man was charged with assault with a weapon, causing a disturbance, unlawfully possessing a Schedule 1 substance, mischief under $5,000, and breach of recognizance.

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