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Armed Person Investigation In Welland

NRPS Media Release

On Monday December 10, 2007 at approximately 6:40 a.m. members from the Niagara Regional Police Service were notified by a witness, that a male believed to be armed with a handgun had entered into the apartment building at 675 King Street in Welland.

The suspect was described as male, 6’0”, wearing a full, dark-coloured snowmobile suit, and a dark balaclava. It was believed that the male was carrying a handgun.

Officers attended the area and established a perimeter around the building and contacted Emergency Services personnel.

Members from the Emergency Services Unit, Canine Unit and Niagara Regional Police Service
Negotiators attended the area. Emergency Services officers conducted a search of the building in an effort to locate the suspect. The search yielded negative results. While the search was being organized and conducted, a portion of King Street near Ontario Road was closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic.

Upon the conclusion of the search the roadways were reopened, shortly after 9:00 a.m.

Members of the 3-District Criminal Investigations Branch will continue to investigate the matter.

Anyone with information regarding the matter is encouraged to contact the 3-District Criminal Investigations Branch at 905 688 4111 extension 3320 or Crime Stoppers at 1800 222 TIPS.

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