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Man swinging knife on Montreal Street charged with assault

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A man is facing assault charges after threatening another man with a knife.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, the accused male was observed by witnesses outside a residence at Montreal Street near Raglan Road initially yelling at the victim, a 42-year-old man, according to Kingston Police.

The argument continued and the accused was seen pulling a large knife out from his clothes and began swinging it in a threatening manner in the direction of the victim, but, police say, no contact was made and the victim was not harmed.

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When police arrived on scene, the male suspect fled into the Montreal Street residence and a search of the building found him hiding behind a bed. He was arrested without incident and is facing charges of assault with a weapon and weapons dangerous to public peace.

The accused was transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

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