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Gun call in Welland results in arrest of wanted man

Niagara Police have made an arrest after receiving a gun call in Welland.
Niagara Police have made an arrest after receiving a gun call in Welland. Twitter

Niagara Regional Police have arrested a wanted man after responding to a report of an armed man in an apartment in Welland.

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Police cordoned off a section of Broadway Avenue on Thursday afternoon as they dealt with the situation.

As a precaution and to protect the public, police cordoned off the area, surrounded the apartment and evacuated a small number of residences and businesses, until the man was taken into custody around 7 p.m.

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A 44-year-old man is now facing charges and has been held in custody for a bail hearing.

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