A Kingston man is facing charges after attacking a group of women walking on Bath Road Sunday night.
On July 5, 2020 around 7:45 p.m. three women were walking eastbound on Bath Road when they were approached by the male accused. According to Kingston Police, the man was very agitated and demanded that one of the women hand over her cell phone.
Another one of the woman tried to intervene, at which point the accused pulled out a knife and pointed it at her, again demanding the phone. He then punched the second woman twice in the face, while still holding his knife pointed menacingly toward her. According to police, the force of the punches knocked the victim to the ground, where the accused again leveled his knife at her. One of the friends then ran into a nearby business to contact police, while the accused fled the scene.
Police responded and, approximately ten minutes after the incident, located the accused and arrested him on the train tracks to the west of Bayswater Place. The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.
A 26-year-old man was charged with assault, assault with a weapon, four counts of failure to comply with release order and breach of probation.