Two Kingston residents have been arrested, charged, and remanded into custody following what police referred to as a “violent machete and knife attack” in downtown Kingston.
According to Kingston Police, officers were dispatched to the area of Princess Street at Drayton Avenue at approximately 2 a.m. on Saturday, Jul. 8, 2023, after receiving reports of an individual being stabbed. Upon arrival, police located the victim, who was then transported to Kingston General Hospital by Frontenac Paramedics for treatment.
“The victim had sustained serious/life threatening injuries in the form of multiple stab wounds to his neck region and back,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Tuesday, Jul. 11, 2023.
Police relayed that their investigation then led them to an address on Smith Street, where the attack originally took place. The two people accused in the stabbing were located at this address, and police determined that one had used a machete and the other had used a knife in attacking the victim.
“The victim had been able to flee from the residence after disarming one of the attackers,” Kingston Police said.
A large police presence remained in the area throughout the day. Kingstonist inquired about the incident with Kingston Police on Monday, Jul. 10, 2023, however, no response was received until a press release was issued the following day.
According to police, both of the accused parties were arrested and taken to Kingston Police Headquarters, where they were held to attend a bail hearing and subsequently remanded into custody.
Hunter Warmington, 25, of Kingston was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace, and three counts of failing to comply with a release order.
Brody Warmington, 22, of Kingston was charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.
Kingstonist has inquired again with Kingston Police as to the victim’s status at this time. No response was received by time of publication.