Thursday, August 02, 2007

Man charged for threatening to kill cabbies

From the Kingston Whig-Standard website:

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Local News
- A 21-year-old Kingston man has been charged with uttering death threats after a man threatened to kill two Amey's taxi drivers.

The man was arrested shortly after 8 a.m. on Chatham Street and is being held in custody. He has a bail hearing Friday.

Police say a female cabbie drove a woman to an address on Elm Street, where a confrontation began involving the man. When the cab driver intervened, the man threatened to kill her. The cabbie activated a silent panic button that brought at least half a dozen other cabbies rushing to her aid. At one point, the agitated man wielded a pointed objected that was covered by a bandana, threatening to stab people. It turned out to be a ballpoint pen. He threatened to kill another driver who had arrived to help. Police arrived within minutes and the man was taken into custody. He also is charged with breach of probation.

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