A local man has been arrested after he assaulted an individual in the downtown core and then proceeded to assault police and resist arrest.
On Saturday, Jun. 1, 2019, at approximately 5:30p.m, police were called to the intersection of Princess and Clergy Streets for a report that the accused man assaulted another individual in the area. Upon police arrival, the accused man had already left the scene. A witness had observed the man walking towards Brock Street and Montreal Street, according to Kingston Police.
Police located the accused, however, the man ignored the officer’s commands to stop and continued walking. Police then confronted the man, at which he attempted to punch the officer with a closed fist.
The accused man then fled down Princess Street and entered a business nearby. After a brief altercation with police, the man was subdued and arrested, however, during the arrest he continued to spit at the officers and managed to spit in one of the officer’s face.
The 22-year-old Kingston man has been charged with assaulting police, resisting arrest, breach of recognizance, and breach of probation.