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SIU seeking witness videos from Ford Street assaults

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The province’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the arrest last month of a man in Kingston, and is asking for witnesses with video footage to provide that evidence to investigators, SIU said in a release dated Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.

SIU preliminary information suggests the following:

  • At approximately 4 a.m. on September 23, 2020, Kingston Police officers and Ontario Provincial Police officers were dispatched to a residence on Ford Street for a reported stabbing. 
  • Upon arriving, officers found a person of interest – a 33-year-old man – barricaded in a unit. 
  • After a standoff that lasted approximately 12 hours, the man was apprehended. 
  • He was taken to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

Details of the standoff can be found in our previous coverage: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/serious-assault-investigation-on-ford-st/; and the follow up: https://www.kingstonist.com/news/suspect-in-ford-street-assaults-facing-multiple-charges/

The SIU say three investigators have been assigned to the case. They are urging anyone who may have information about this investigation to contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. The Unit is also urging anyone who may have any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU website here.

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