Update (Friday, Apr. 1, 2022 at 3:22 p.m.)
The male suspect involved in the early morning stabbing in the parking lot of the Integrated Care Hub (ICH) remains at large, Kingston Police said this afternoon.
The stabbing, which occurred just after 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022, occurred after the suspect approached the victim — a local man — from behind as he was walking through the ICH parking lot. The suspect had been walking a few feet behind the victim, police said, and stabbed the victim after approaching, before fleeing the scene, northbound on Montreal Street, away from the ICH.
Upon speaking with the victim, who sustained non-life-threatening injuries and was transported to hospital, police learned the identity of the suspect, and that the suspect and victim are known to one another.
The suspect is currently being sought on the following charges:
- Assault with a weapon
- Possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Brad Hughes at 613-549-4660 ext. 6286, or via email at [email protected].
Tips can also be provided anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to remain anonymous.
An assault in the early morning hours at Kingston’s Integrated Care Hub (ICH) has left one person with injuries, according to Kingston Police.
Frontenac Paramedics responded to an emergency call to the ICH at approximately 4:40 a.m. on Thursday, Mar. 31, 2022. Kingston Police were then called to assist, as the injured party paramedics were called for had been assaulted.
The victim was transported to Kingston General Hospital (KGH) with “minor injuries,” having been stabbed by the assailant, police said on Friday, Apr. 1, 2022. Police tape surrounded an area at the building as the early morning commute began, and Kingston Police remained on scene for at least two hours carrying out their investigation.
At time of publication, the gender, age, and place of residence of those involved in the incident are unknown. It is also unclear if the victim and the assailant are known to one another, if any arrests or made, or if any charges were laid as a result.
This is the second serious assault to take place at the ICH in 2022. On Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, David Jaeger Hodgson was killed after succumbing to injuries after being stabbed in the parking lot of the local care centre, which provides housing, addictions, and mental health services, as well as safe consumption services.
Kingston Police are expected to make a public release on this incident later today. Kingstonist will provide more information when it becomes available.