Possible assault results in arrest of man wanted for separate incident

The Kingston Police Canine Unit arriving at the McDonald’s location in the Kingston Centre at the corner of Sir John A Macdonald Boulevard and Princess Street following a possible assault on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Photo by Cris Vilela.

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics responded to a call regarding an assault at the Kingston Centre McDonald’s on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019.

At approximately 10:45 p.m., police and paramedics were called to an assault at the fast food restaurant, which was initially believed to have been a stabbing. The apparent victim of the assault had fled the scene prior to police arrival, according to Const. Ashley Gutheinz, media relations officer for Kingston Police.

As paramedics remained on scene, police searched the surrounding area and neighbourhoods. Upon reviewing security camera footage from the McDonald’s, police identified the victim of the alleged assault as an individual wanted for a separate incident.

A Kingston Police officer searching the area around the Kingston Centre following a reported assault at the McDonald’s location at Princess Street and Sir John A. Macdonald Boulevard. Photo by Cris Vilela.

The Kingston Police Canine Unit attended the scene, and police eventually located the wanted male, who was subsequently arrested before being transported to Kingston General Hospital for treatment to a cut on his arm.

According to Gutheinz, the accused man with the cut gave multiple accounts of how and where his injury occurred. Police are currently looking into the injury and how it occurred, and, as of time of press, there are no suspects and no one has been arrested in connection with the injury. It is currently unknown how or where the injury occurred, or whether an assault on the accused actually took place.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Kingston Police at 613-549-4660 ext. 0. Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.

Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedics on scene at the McDonald’s in the Kingston Centre after a possible assault on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019. Photo by Cris Vilela.

With files from Cris Vilela.

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