Kingston man facing 17 charges after more than 12 hour standoff with police

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A man was taken into custody after a lengthy standoff in north-end Kingston – Sep 23, 2020

A Kingston man is facing 17 charges after a lengthy standoff with police in the city’s north end Wednesday.

Kingston police, along with their incident command team, were called to a home on Ford Street around 4 a.m. after a violent altercation sent three people to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say a knife was used in the assault.

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A male suspect then barricaded themselves inside the residence, according to police. Over the course of the more than 12-hour standoff, OPP had to be called in to help relieve Kingston police officers who had been there since the early morning hours, and help with negotiations.

Just before 5 p.m. a man was seen being taken out of the home on a stretcher. Kingston police then confirmed the suspect had been detained.

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“After extensive negotiations and communications, spanning the majority of today, Kingston Police have arrested the barricaded male suspect on Ford Street and taken him into custody,” Const. Ash Gutheinz, media relations officer with Kingston police said.

Thursday police said all three people have since been released from hospital.

Police have charged the 33-year-old suspect with three counts assault with a weapon, uttering threats to cause bodily harm, possession of a weapon for committing an offence, unlicenced person possessing a prohibited weapon, possession of a prohibited weapon while prohibited, two counts mischief under $5,000 and eight counts breach probation.