Two men arrested for wielding knives within 24 hours

Kingston Police arrested two different men on two different days, each for separate knife-related incidents that occurred in less than five hours apart.

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, Jul. 22, police responded to reports of a man waving a switch blade around and screaming vulgarities at others in the area of Princess and Clergy Streets.

When officers located the man, there was a folding knife at his feet, according to a press release from Kingston Police.

The 40-year-old local man was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Then, at approximately 12 a.m. on Sunday, Jul. 23, police were informed a man was throwing knives at trees as he was walking west on Princess Street. Officers located the male in the 1100 block of Princess Street (near the Kingston Centre).

While searching the accused, officers found four knives: a throwing knife in his front pocket, a folding knife in a holster on his belt, a folding knife concealed in his waistband, and a smaller knife in his pants pocket.

The 27-year-old local man was arrested and charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon.

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