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Two women threatened by man wielding a fork in downtown Kingston

A man was arrested for threatening to stab two women with a fork outside a downtown apartment complex on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020.

According to Kingston Police, at approximately 9:30 p.m. on that same date, a man who witnessed these altercations entered the apartment complex on his way to visit his friend, the first female victim. When he entered the lobby, the male witness observed the accused male, who was also inside, acting in a belligerent manner. Though the accused male was unknown to the witness, he began yelling at him loudly and made threats to injure him, Kingston Police report.

The male witness avoided the accused and proceeded to his friend’s apartment. At approximately 10:45 p.m. the male witness and female victim observed another woman, the second female victim, sitting at a picnic table outside the building, according to police. The accused, who was still in the area, approached the second female victim in an aggressive manner and without provocation threatened to stab her with a fork that he was holding. He then threatened the first female victim indicating that he would also cause her bodily harm.

Police responded at approximately 10:55 p.m. and the accused was still on scene in the front lobby of the apartment building. When the accused observed police arriving on scene he exited the lobby and approached officers in an aggressive manner with fists clenched, Kingston Police report The accused male was immediately arrested, and was subsequently found to have the metal fork still in his possession.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 54-year-old local man was charged with two counts of uttering threats to cause bodily harm.

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