February 11, 2019 3:45 pm

Kingston man charged with assault with a weapon after alleged broomstick attack

The argument began, police say, over garbage. It ended with an alleged assault with a broomstick.

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A Kingston man is facing serious charges after allegedly striking his roommate with a broom handle.

Kingston police say an argument between two roommates began at a downtown home on Feb. 8. According to police, the two men were arguing about one man leaving garbage bags outside the other’s bedroom.

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Despite an attempt at mediation from the landlord, the fight continued and worsened to the point where one man grabbed a wooden broom handle and allegedly “violently” struck the other victim before leaving, Kingston police say.

The 26-year-old accused was arrested when he came back to his home and charged with assault with a weapon and three counts of breach of probation.

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