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Man charged after assaulting Frontenac Paramedic while intoxicated

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A call to the downtown core to regarding an intoxicated male in need of assistance turned violent when the male became belligerent and aggressive with responding paramedics.

Frontenac Paramedics were called to a downtown Kingston address to assist the male. Upon arrival, the accused male was lying on the bathroom floor in a pool of vomit, but was conscious enough to speak.

As paramedics tried to assist him to the ambulance, the accused man became combative and verbally aggressive towards the paramedic team. When the man was finally inside the ambulance, he proceeded to strike one of the paramedics in the face. Police were then called to attend the scene.

Police responded and observed that the male was highly intoxicated as he berated and yelled at the officers. The accused man was transported by Frontenac Paramedics to Kingston General Hospital under police escort.

While continuing to be aggressive, the accused man vomited several more times while being transported to hospital and upon his arrival for treatment, police said.

“He berated both police and paramedics throughout the incident, and even once down at the hospital,” said Const. Ash Gutheinz, Media Relations Officer for Kingston Police.

After further investigation, on Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019 at approximately 1:05 p.m., the accused man turned himself in at Kingston Police Headquarters at the request of the investigating officer. He was subsequently arrested and later released on conditions with a future court date.

The 19-year-old man was charged with assault.

Kingston Police could not say whether or not the accused man was engaging in Homecoming festivities, or drinking independent of the parties associated with Homecoming.

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