Kingston Man Charged with Attempted Murder

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Kingston Police issued the following report earlier today:

A 40-year-old local man is facing attempt murder charges after two violent attacks in the same day.

On December 14, 2017 at approximately 11:45 a.m. the victim was in a City Access bus out front on an address on Elmwood Street. The accused approached the bus and tapped on the door. The victim opened the door and the accused advised he wanted to go to another city. The victim informed the accused the bus does not go to other cities, and was also an accessibility bus.

The accused then withdrew a large knife and plunged it at the victim. The victim managed to deflect the attack and the two struggled as the accused continued to attempt to stab the victim. The victim was able to knock the knife out of the accused hand and push him off the bus.

The victim suffered minor injuries and the accused fled on foot.  Police responded and began searching for the accused, several items of evidence were collected from the scene and area.

At approximately 1:15 p.m. police responded to a mid-town address regarding an unwelcomed male. The complainant reported she had invited a confused male into her home who was now acting strangely and she wanted him removed. Police investigated the male and discovered he was the accused they were searching for.

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The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing. The victim suffered minor injuries.

After the arrest, another incident involving the accused was reported to police. Police learned that earlier on the same date the accused was at an apartment when he attacked one of the residents with a hammer, striking her in the head. The accused was ordered out of the apartment and a witness called for an ambulance, but did not call police at that time. The victim was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries but is expected to survive.

The accused has been charged with two counts of attempt murder, two counts of aggravated assault, assault with a weapon, possession of a weapon, and have face masked to commit an offence.

Anyone with information, is asked to please contact Detective James Veltman at 613-549-4660 ext. 6300 or via email at

You can also choose to provide information anonymously by calling the Kingston Police general number 613-549-4660 ext. 0 and asking to be anonymous, or phone Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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