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Police investigating weapons call in Niagara-on-the-Lake

Home will be target of a pending a search warrant, police say

Niagara Regional Police detectives are investigating a weapons call to Niagara-on-the-Lake Sunday afternoon.

Police were called to a residence in the area of Mississagua near Anne Street, a news release says, for a disturbance. The initial information had them concerned a firearm might have been involved in the incident. Officers from both Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake District 2, with help from St. Catharines and the traffic enforcement unit, and “out of an abundance of caution” the emergency task unit as well as crisis negotiators, were all called to Anne Street.

Officers were seen with rifles as they walked along the street. A pickup truck was spotted on Anne Street between the cordons, with officers speaking to someone near the truck.

Pedestrians were being redirected around the area, one of whom informed The Local, a sister publication of ThoroldToday, they were told the police were attempting to detain someone.

The NRP tactical truck was parked at the Anderson Lane community centre, where by about 5:20 p.m. police seemed to be talking to someone in a  pickup truck. They continued to have a block of Anne street cordoned off, with the investigation continuing

The house was cleared for safety, the police report said later Sunday, and no one was injured. One person was arrested at the scene by uniformed officers. Police say further information about the person who was arrested may be released if they are formally charged, adding “there is no ongoing public safety threat stemming from this incident.

Anne Street was closed between Mississagua and Simcoe Street and has since reopened.

The home is being held pending a search warrant, police say.

Anyone with information is asked to contact 905-688-4111, option 3, extension 1009219.

Members of the public who wish to provide information anonymously can contact Crime Stoppers of Niagara online or by calling 1-800-222-8477. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards to persons who contact the program with information which leads to an arrest.


Mike Balsom

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