Man arrested after unprovoked attack

( Jan 5, 2018 - Kingston, ON ) A 39-year-old local man has been arrested after an unprovoked random attack on a pedestrian, Kingston Police say.

On January 4, 2018 at approximately 9:15 a.m. the victim was walking west along the sidewalk on Wellington Street when the accused whom she did not know, started yelling and swearing at her. The accused then ran up and tried to punch her. The victim avoided the blow, as the accused grabbed her coat and threated to beat her. A passing motorist stopped and yelled at the accused at which point the victim was able to get away and call police.

Officers began searching the area and located the accused walking on Wellington Street. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters where he was held to attend a bail hearing the following day.

The accused was charged with utter threats to cause bodily harm, assault, cause disturbance, and breach probation.