Local resident charged after chasing people with knife in downtown Kingston

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A Kingston resident is facing charges after causing a significant disturbance near Princess and Division Streets on Thursday, Jun. 16, 2022.

At approximately 5:40 a.m. Kingston Police received a call from a concerned citizen who indicated that they had witnessed the accused party chasing members of the public while brandishing a knife in the area of Princess Street and Division Street in downtown Kingston, according to a media release.

Police responded to the call and located the accused, who matched the description provided by the witness, walking in the 300 block of Princess Street. According to the release, officers detained the accused while speaking with the witness and attempting to gather additional information in regards to the incident.

“Further investigation revealed that the accused had been seen chasing after multiple people with the knife while shouting and causing a disturbance,” Kingston Police stated. “These individuals were forced to run away from the accused, so as to avoid a possible physical confrontation.”

According to the release, after chasing people along the street, the accused then continued to walk down Princess Street with the knife still in his hand. Police said that the accused had also appeared to be in an intoxicated state or under the influence of drugs.

At approximately 5:53 a.m. police arrested the accused and a search, incident to arrest, revealed a knife inside their backpack. The accused was subsequently transported to police headquarters where they was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The 30-year old local individual was charged with:

  • Possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace,
  • Causing a disturbance, and
  • Breach of probation – three counts.

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