Man behind violent Kingston attacks identified – Ottawa Citizen

Man behind violent Kingston attacks identified - Ottawa Citizen
SIU identifies Kingston stabbing suspect
Kingston Police officers recap what occurred during a violent stabbing and subsequent police-involved shooting downtown Kingston, Ont., on Thursday, September 12, 2019. Steph Crosier/The Whig-Standard/Postmedia Network Steph Crosier / Steph Crosier/Kingston Whig-Standard

The Special Investigations Unit has released the identity of a man who stabbed two people and himself in downtown Kingston on Thursday.

The SIU is asking that anyone with information contact the lead investigator at 1-800-787-8529. They also urging anyone with any video evidence related to this incident to upload that video through the SIU's website.

SIU IDs man shot during knife attack in Kingston, Ont.

Twenty-two-year-old Evan Freeman died at the scene at the intersection of Queen and Bagot Streets after violently attacking two individuals with a knife, and then turning that knife on himself.

On Thursday at about 2 p.m., police were called to Queen and Bagot streets following reports of a man with a knife. During the incident, two people were stabbed, one of which later died in hospital. 

Kingston Police shot Freeman in the leg during the altercation on Sept. 12. Freeman’s death triggered a Special Investigations Unit (SIU) investigation. The SIU steps in whenever a person sustains serious injury or death, or alleges sexual assault, following an interaction with police.

One victim died of his injuries following the attack, and another was taken to hospital and released the same day.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has identified the man responsible for a violent attack in Kingston.

Kingston Police have also asked that anyone with information call their major crimes unit at 613-549-4660.

The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has identified the man who died after being shot by police during a daytime stabbing rampage in Kingston, Ont., on Thursday.

Evan Freeman, 22, was shot after one man was killed and another man was injured during a daytime stabbing.

At approximately 2 p.m., police were called to Queen and Bagot streets after getting reports of a man wielding a knife. 

According to the SIU, Freeman had stabbed one person when police arrived and stabbed another during the confrontation with police. 

One officer shot the knife-wielding man. Soon after, he began harming himself with the knife and a second officer shot him with a stun gun, the SIU said. 

The SIU investigates deaths, serious injuries and allegations of sexual assault involving police in Ontario.

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