Sword pulled during Kingston fracas
Disagreement between 2 men turned violent, police say
A disagreement between two men in Kingston, Ont., Wednesday morning turned medieval when one of the men pulled out a sword, police said.
Kingston police said a 26-year-old man arrived at an address on Cherry Street to retrieve some belongings from the other man, 30.
An argument ensued between the 26-year-old and a third man sitting in a car with the 30-year-old. The argument escalated and the 30-year-old suddenly produced a sword, police said.
The 26-year-old responded by punching out the car's passenger side window.
Police locate sword
Witnesses called police to report a fight involving a man with a sword. When officers arrived they found the 26-year-old bleeding from an injury to his hand.
The 30-year-old then returned to the scene and began yelling at the younger man. Both men were arrested, and police retrieved the sword from its hiding place.
The 26-year-old man has been charged with mischief, and the 30-year-old man has been charged with possession of a weapon dangerous to public peace.
Both men were held at Kingston police headquarters to await bail hearings.