Teen arrested after chasing family members with knives

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At a central Kingston residence on the evening of Monday, Jul. 13, 2020, an argument developed between a male teen and his mother, the female victim. The argument began after the female victim confronted the accused teen about to his attempt to sell his father’s iPad online without receiving consent to do so.

The argument escalated quickly and the teen became violent and aggressive, destroying household objects as he made his way to the kitchen. His father, the male victim, attempted to deescalate the situation with negative results. The accused then threw a recycling bin at his mother, striking her in the head and arm. He then seized two steak knives from the kitchen, and began chasing family members throughout the home with one knife in each hand. The teen then proceeded to carve threatening words into a hard surface in the kitchen with one of the knives.

As the male victim, the father, was attempting to leave the residence, the teen threw a lamp, striking his father with it.

Police responded to the residence at approximately 10:50 p.m. and located and arrested the accused who was still at the scene. The teen was subsequently transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

A 16-year-old local male youth was charged with three counts assault with a weapon and four counts of failure to comply with a release order.

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