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Two men arrested after downtown knife attack

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Kingston Police are currently investigating after a knife attack occurred in the city’s downtown core that sent one man to hospital.

The incident occurred at approximately 9:25 p.m. on Thursday, Mar. 5, 2020. The two accused men got into a confrontation with the male victim in the area of Montreal and Queen Streets. During the fight, one of the accused men brandished a knife and threatened to stab the victim, police said. Shortly thereafter, the victim was attacked and suffered a knife wound to his hand. Both of the accused men then got in a taxi and left the scene. Victim attended Kingston General Hospital where he was treated for his injuries.

Kingston Police responded to the incident and, on Friday, Mar. 6, 2020 at approximately 12:10 a.m., both of the accused men were located at a residence in the 300 block of Bagot Street. Both men were arrested, one of whom provided false identification to police.

As a result, a 35-year-old Kingston mans was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm
  • Breach of probation.

Additionally, a 26-year-old Kingston man was charged with:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Possession of a weapon for committing an offence
  • Uttering threats to cause bodily harm
  • Obstructing police
  • Two counts of breach of probation

As police continue to investigate this incident, anyone with information regarding the events is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Parslow at 613-549-4660 ext. 6245 or via email at [email protected].

Tips can also be made anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and requesting to remain anonymous.

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