Police charge Kingston teen for assault and weapons offences

Kingston Police have released a startling account of a meetup-gone-wrong between two teenagers, who initially met online.

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 police say a 16 year-old male, the suspect, met with a female youth in downtown Kingston. The two had been speaking to each other via social media. According to police, the male began to make the female youth uncomfortable after initially meeting him, so she called a second male friend, the victim, to attend to keep her company.

Police say the victim arrived and a verbal argument immediately ensued between himself and the suspect. The suspect reportedly became enraged and drew a knife, and ran at the victim saying he was going to kill him. Police say the female youth intervened and stepped between the two, preventing an attack.

Police responded at approximately 6:35 p.m. and located the accused still in the area. After further investigation police subsequently arrested the accused at approximately 6:50 p.m. and transported him to police headquarters. He was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

Police charged 16-year-old local male youth with assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon for committing an offence, and uttering threats to cause death.

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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