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Man charged with assault after allegedly punching woman in Kingston

Kingston police have charged a man with assault following an incident on Saturday evening.
Kingston police have charged a man with assault following an incident on Saturday evening. Global Kingston

A 26-year-old man has been charged with assault after allegedly punching a woman in the face and threatening her with a knife in Kingston, Ont.

On Saturday, at approximately 7:45 p.m., police say the woman was walking eastbound on Bath Road with two female friends when they were approached by a man.

According to police, the man demanded that one of the friends hand over her cellphone to him.

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The woman reportedly attempted to intervene, and the man then punched her twice in the face while pointing a knife at her, according to police.

The force of the punches reportedly knocked the woman to the ground.

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The suspect allegedly fled the scene after one of the woman’s friends ran into a nearby business to contact police.

Police say officers responded and arrested the suspect on the train tracks west of Bayswater Place at approximately 7:55 p.m.

He was transported to police headquarters, where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.