Multiple charges after man’s violent attack on parents

An 18-year-old local man has been arrested following a violent attack on his parents in their west end home.

On January 24, 2018 at approximately 1:30 a.m. the accused returned home and began yelling and smashing things with a hockey stick. He allegedly shoved his mother in the chest when she attempted to calm him down and hit his step-father in the arm and side of the head with the hockey stick. Kingston Police say he continued his rampage, grabbing a knife and stabbing it into a bathroom door while threatening to slit the victims’ throats if they called police. He then brought out a loaded crossbow which he pointed at the victims and later fired into a hallway wall. When the accused started to reload the crossbow, the step-father attempted to disarm him and was violently attacked. When the accused went downstairs the victims fled and attended Kingston General Hospital for treatment of their injuries.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. police were contacted and officers responded to the residence and setup containment. The emergency response unit was called out and at approximately 9:00 a.m. the accused came outside to surrender.

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

The accused has been charged with assault, assault causing bodily harm, two counts of uttering threats, possession of a weapon, mischief, and three counts of assault with a weapon.