Five People Arrested in Violent Weekend Assault

A weekend assault and stabbing has resulted in the arrest of five people.

Kingston Police say an argument in front of a downtown night club on Princess Saturday morning turned violent when one of the accused involved allegedly pulled out a knife.

The initial argument was broken up by bar staff but then resumed at a nearby restaurant with one of the accused allegedly picking up a rock, threatening people with it, before striking a victim.

All the accused then became involved and one was seen with a knife before the altercation was broken up again.

The victims left, but were once again confronted by the accused parties at nearby location.

Police say one victim managed to get away, but the other victim was beaten and stabbed before the group fled the scene.

Three Toronto men, aged 20 and 23, a York man, 22, and a Newmarket man, 22, were arrested have been charged with aggravated assault, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose.

The York man was additionally charged with assault with a weapon, and breach of recognizance.

The investigation is on-going and anyone with information or video of the incident is asked to contact Detective Sergeant Jay Finn at 613-549-4660 ext. 6228 or via email