Officer confronted by man wielding a machete and a hammer
An officer responding to a disturbance call was forced to draw her weapon and confront a man who came at her with a machete and then a hammer at the address in question.
Kingston Police received the call to a midtown address at approximately 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018. The first responding officer saw the accused male near the back of the residence and called out to him. The man then came at the officer while holding a machete. After drawing her firearm, the officer directed the accused to stop several times, and the accused eventually put down the machete. However, the accused continued walking towards the officer as she ordered him to raise his hands, and he then drew a hammer out of his waistband.
After several commands to put the hammer down, the man complied. He was arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters. The 37-year-old Kingston man was charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, and carrying a concealed weapon.