A 26-year-old local male is facing multiple charges following a violent incident in downtown Kingston.
Police were dispatched on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at approximately 6:10 p.m. to a Joseph St residence, where Kingston Police say a son had threatened to stab his mother during an argument.
According to Kingston Police Media Relations Officer Ash Gutheinz, upon officers’ arrival, the accused brandished a knife and threatened police. The area was briefly blocked off, as a precaution, as Kingston Police attempted to disarm the individual. Witnesses say the suspect was subdued with a conducted energy weapon, subsequently arrested by police at approximately 6:15 p.m. and transported to Kingston Police headquarters to be held for bail. According to Gutheinz, the suspect was also not abiding by his court imposed conditions.
The male has been charged with assault, two counts of assaulting a peace officer, possessing a weapon dangerous to public peace, three counts of uttering threats and two counts of failing to comply with a release order.