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Friday, June 14, 2024
Armed man in hotel causes police to shut down St. Catharines’ downtown

Niagara Regional Police shut down part of downtown St. Catharines Saturday afternoon after reports of an armed male located in a 6th floor unit at the Leonard Hotel on St. Paul St.

Police were alerted to the danger around 4:45 p.m. and shut down part of the downtown core for  approximately two hours while negotiators spoke with the man, identified as 41-year-old Brian Adshead.

Adshead was arrested at around 7:20 p.m. and is charged with two counts of mischief, both over and under $5,000.

Adshead was also previously wanted for uttering threats and for three counts of breach of probation in unrelated incidents. He has been held in custody pending a bail hearing in the Ontario Court of Justice on Sunday, via video link at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton.

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