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Male charged with assaulting officer in University District

Thanks to an eagle-eyed Kingston Police officer, a male has been arrested several weeks after he attempted to cover a police officer’s head with a plastic bag and then fled the scene during an illegal gathering in the University District.

Kingston Police say officers were on scene in the University District on Friday, Sept. 17 enforcing the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) when, at approximately 10:00 P.M. an 18-year-old male, Luke Szabo, originally from Bradford, Ontario, was initially discovered with open alcohol on University Ave near William St.

Kingston Police say that officers advised him of their reason for stopping him, but he then attempted to flee from officers. After a brief foot chase, Szabo was arrested on the Criminal Code offence of Obstructing Police, in addition to public intoxication.

One of the arresting officers observed that Szabo appeared to be the same male who on Sept. 3 had attempted, while coming from behind, to place a bag over another Kingston Police officer’s head and then fleeing the area before he could be arrested.

That officer, who was also working on Sept. 17, attended the scene and positively identified Szabo as the same individual.

Szabo was transported to Kingston Police headquarters, where he was lodged and later released in the morning with future court dates, according to Kingston Police.

He is facing Criminal Code charges of Assaulting Police and Obstructing Police, in addition to Liquor Licence Act offences of open alcohol, drinking while underage, and public intoxication.

Kingston Police say he has also been placed on conditions that include a curfew between 11:00 P.M. to 6:00 A.M. and to abstain from possessing or consuming alcohol while he is before the courts on his criminal charges.


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  • September 19, 2021 at 8:36 am
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    Was he a Queen’s student? Or a visitor? That would have been important to mention.

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