Police in Niagara Falls arrested a man at gunpoint on Tuesday after he was seen handling what looked like a large capacity rifle.
Niagara police were called to a parking lot on Drummond Rd. near Dunn St. around 8 p.m. for reports of a man getting out of a black BMW SUV and holding, manipulating, pointing and loading a large gun.
Officers arrived on scene to find the man still holding the weapon and he was arrested at gunpoint.
Police discovered that the weapon was an Airsoft “carbine” rifle with a working slide and removable magazines. There was nothing on the rifle to indicate that it was a replica, such as an orange tip.
When officers searched the suspect’s SUV, they found the following illicit substances along with $4,150 cash:
- 3.5g grams of suspected blue Fentanyl
- 2.7g grams of suspected pink Fentanyl
- 2.5g grams of suspected Crystal Methamphetamine
- 7.5g grams of suspected Cocaine
Jordan John Apps, 45, of Fort Erie has been charged with the possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, four counts of possession of a schedule 1 substance, and possession of proceeds of property obtained by crime under $5,000.
The suspect reportedly became violent while being put in the back of the police cruiser and kicked two officers in the chest.
As a result, Apps was also charged with two counts of assault on a peace officer.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact police at 905-0688-4111, option 3, ext. 1022200.