Man charged with mail theft, waving firearm in St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police have arrested two shoplifters, while conducting their annual spring food drive at a store in Grimsby. Don Mitchell / Global News

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.

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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.

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The suspect, who already had unrelated warrants for his arrest, was charged with mail theft, pointing a firearm and possession of weapon.

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