A man is facing multiple charges after allegedly waving a firearm and briefly barricading himself in a St. Catharines home on Wednesday afternoon.
Niagara Regional Police say officers were called out to Queenston and Lorne streets to investigate a call about an armed and barricaded person.
Upon arrival, police contained a residence in a multi-unit complex and evacuated residents from neighbouring homes.
Just before 4 p.m., a 27-year-old St. Catharines man was arrested without incident.
Detectives later learned the suspect was involved in a verbal altercation with a 21-year-old man over some stolen mail.
The 27-year-old proceeded to pull out a firearm and waved it at the other before returning to a nearby house.
The suspect, who already had unrelated warrants for his arrest, was charged with mail theft, pointing a firearm and possession of weapon.