Another person has been charged in relation to a stabbing that occurred in the downtown core on Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018.
Originally, five males aged 20 to 25, from the Greater Toronto Area were charged for the incident – an argument with two local residents, which ended with one local victim being stabbed and sustaining life-threatening injuries.
Further investigation into the incident revealed that a sixth person was involved. A 24-year-old Scarborough man has since been arrested and charged jointly with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.
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A group of five males from out of town were arrested following an argument over the long weekend which sent one victim to hospital.
According to Kingston Police, the five accused males were seen arguing with two victims (from the Kingston area) outside of a nightclub in downtown Kingston at approximately 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, Jun. 30, 2018. That argument was broke up by citizens and bar staff, but resumed a short time later behind a restaurant in the area.
At that time, one of the accused picked up a rock and began threatening people with it, and then struck one of the victims, according to a press release from Kingston Police. All five of the accused then became involved in the incident, and one of the accused was observed holding a knife before the altercation was broken up.
The victims left, but were once again confronted by the group of five nearby. One of the victims managed to escape the scene, but the other was beaten and stabbed before the accused parties fled.
Kingston Police responded, and, while one officer tended to the victim’s wound, other officers managed to locate the accused group of five as they were trying to leave the area in a vehicle. That vehicle was seized, and all five of the accused were arrested and taken to police Headquarters where they were held to attend bail hearings.
The victim was transported to hospital by Frontenac Paramedics and sustained life-threatening injuries.
The five males, who range in age from 20 to 25, were charged jointly with aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose. The accused were from Toronto, York and Newmarket, and one of the five – a 22-year-old York man – was additionally charged with assault with a weapon, and breach of recognizance.
Kingston Police said the investigation is on-going and anyone with information or video/photos of the incident is asked to contact Det. Sgt. Jay Finn at 613-549-4660 ext. 6228, or via email [email protected].
Tips can also be submitted anonymously via by calling the Kingston Police general number (613-549-4660 ext. 0) and asking to be anonymous, or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).