UPDATE: Man Arrested for Administering a Noxious substance to Colleague
UPDATE: April 13, 2018
On January 29, 2018 Kingston Police Detectives arrested and charged a 25-year-old local man for administering a noxious substance to a male colleague and former roommate. Despite police contesting his release, the accused was released by the court on his own recognizance.
On April 5, 2018 police received a completed forensic report with extremely concerning findings. The noxious substances found in the victim’s water, food and the containers were considered highly volatile with varying dangerous side effects and purposes. One substance has no known commercial use in North America, is cancer causing and known to be lethal. Another substance is used as a solvent and found in some commercial products used as a starting fluid for diesel and gasoline engines. In consideration of this new information, grounds for additional charges were formed.
On April 12, 2018 Detectives located the accused at his residence. The accused was arrested and transported to police headquarters and held for another bail hearing. The accused is now charged with administer noxious chemical, assault with a weapon, aggravated assault, and criminal negligence causing bodily harm.
ORIGINAL RELEASE: January 30, 2018
A 25-year-old local man has been arrested for administering a noxious substance to a male colleague and former roommate.
On January 29, 2018 Kingston Police were called to Queen's University to meet with Queen's Security in relation to a suspected poisoning involving two graduate students. After becoming ill, the victim accused a fellow researcher and former roommate of poisoning his food.
The victim reported that food he brought to work over the past few weeks had a bitter taste and was making him ill. Furthermore, every Friday when he drove home to his family the victim reported that his water had a chemical taste and smell.
On January 29, 2018 the accused was captured on video administering a clear substance in the area where the victim’s lunch is kept.
The accused was located at his residence and arrested. He was transported to police headquarters and held to attend a bail hearing the following day. The accused was charged with administer noxious chemical, and assault with a weapon. The victim has sought medical attention as a result of this incident.