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Niagara Falls man charged after threatening to shoot victim: Police

42-year-old faves numerous weapons charges
2021-05-31 NRP handgun
Officers seized a pellet handgun

On Saturday, May 29, 2021 at approximately 6:15 p.m., 2 District (Niagara Falls) uniform officers attended the area of Victoria Avenue and Crawford Place in the City of Niagara Falls for an armed person call for service.

Investigation revealed that a 42-year-old male had attended a multi-unit residence looking for a 24-year-old male. Both parties ended up outside of the residence and had gotten into a verbal dispute. As a result, [it is alleged that] the 42-year-old male reached into a bag, pulled out a black pellet handgun, pointed it at the other male and threatened to shoot him. The male suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

At approximately 6:21 p.m., the suspect was located in the area of Buckley Avenue and Simcoe Street and was placed under arrest.

Justin Ambursley (42 years old) of Niagara Falls, was arrested and charged with the following offences of:
    •    Carry concealed weapon - section 90(1) Criminal Code
    •    Pointing a firearm - section 87(1) Criminal Code
    •    Assault with a weapon - section 267(a) Criminal Code
    •    Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose - section 88(1) Criminal Code
    •    Uttering threats (death) - section 264.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code
    •    Possession of a firearm contrary to prohibition order - section 117.01(1) of the Criminal Code

Ambursley was held in custody and appeared in court on May 30, 2021.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Niagara Regional Police Service at 905-688-4111, ext. 1002200.