Man seriously injured by stranger in unprovoked North-end attack

A man in Kingston’s north end was taken to hospital following an unprovoked attack from a stranger, police say. According to Kingston Police, the attack was stopped when a witness appeared on scene and struck the suspect with a bong.

Kingston Police say the male victim was sitting outside his north-end home on Saturday, Jul. 18 when he was approached by the suspect, a man unknown to him. The pair allegedly sat on the victim’s front step drinking beer until early morning Sunday.

Around 4:15 a.m. on Sunday, Jul. 19, the suspect reportedly attacked the victim without provocation, punching him multiple times in the face and head. A witness, who had been at the victim’s home earlier Saturday evening, was returning to the residence when he saw the suspect sitting on top of the victim, aggressively punching him with both fists, police say.

The witness asked the suspect to stop, at which point the suspect allegedly threatened and approached the witness. Fearing for his own safety, police say the witness struck the suspect in the head with a glass bong he was carrying. This staggered the victim and ended the assault, according to police.

Police found the victim covered in blood with serious facial injuries sustained during the attack. Frontenac Paramedics transported him to Kingston General Hospital to have his injuries assessed and treated.

The accused was arrested at 4:25 a.m. and held at police headquarters. 46-year-old Corey Greene was charged with assault causing bodily harm.

Samantha Butler-Hassan, Local Journalism Initiative

Samantha Butler-Hassan is a staff writer and life-long Kingston resident. She is a news junkie and mom who loves reading and exploring the community. This article has been made possible with the support of the Local Journalism Initiative.

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