Although original reports indicated that there was no robbery during a weapons offence at the TD Canada Trust located at the corner of Princess and Wellington Streets, the accused man did threaten those in the bank with a knife and demanded money, police now say.
Kingston Police responded to a call at the bank at approximately 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. The caller reported a man with a knife was smashing glass in the vestibule and allegedly demanded money before threatening people inside the bank and leaving. No one was injured and no cash was obtained by the accused.
As the man was walking down the sidewalk, the first responding officer arrived on the scene. The officer was forced to draw his firearm as the man displayed a knife and charged at the officer. The officer commanded the man to drop the knife several times, and the man suddenly stopped and began walking away holding the knife, according to press release from Kingston Police. The officer followed, continuing to demand the man to drop the knife. Eventually, the man dropped the knife and then ran south on Wellington Street. The officer pursued and stopped the man on Brock Street, where the man resisted arrest and refused to show his hands.
After he was arrested, a search of the man found a box cutter and a screwdriver. The knife was also recovered.
A 31-year-old Kingston male will be facing charges of robbery, mischief, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, assaulting police while carrying a concealed weapon, three counts of assault with a weapon, and resisting arrest.
NOTE: Previous article updated with link to this article.