Local man charged after wielding knife, making death threats at meeting

Photo by Logan Cadue/Kingstonist.

A 47-year-old local individual is facing charges including uttering death threats and possession of a dangerous weapon after becoming upset at a meeting on Russell Street earlier this week.

On Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2023, Kingston Police officers on patrol in the area were flagged down after the accused became upset at the meeting. According to a release from Kingston Police, he resorted to uttering death threats and waving a knife around.

At approximately 9:45 a.m. the officers were flagged down by one of the victims and witnesses, police said. The group reported the incident and advised that the accused had left on his long board.

According to the release, officers quickly located the accused on Joseph Street and arrested him without incident. During a search of the accused, officers located a flick knife concealed in his waistband.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was later released on conditions with a future court date.

Police said the 47-year-old local individual was charged with two counts of utter threats to cause death, two counts of assault with a weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, and possession of a prohibited weapon.

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