Fort Erie man allegedly kicks two cops during drug bust in Niagara Falls


Published June 7, 2023 at 2:35 pm

Police say a Fort Erie man who was reportedly carrying a fake rifle struggled with two officers during his arrest in a Niagara Falls parking lot this morning (June 7).

Niagara Police were called to the lot on Drummond Rd. near Dunn St. at 8:05 am to investigate reports of a man armed with a rifle in public.

When police approached his SUV, they said he was still holding the rifle and was arrested at gunpoint.

Police allege the man struggled violently when they tried to get him into the back of the cruiser, kicking two officers in the chest.

Police say the rifle was a replica–a completely black Airsoft “carbine” rifle with a working slide and removable magazines–but had no giveaway replica markings such as an orange tip. Police also allege they recovered illegal drugs and $4,150 in suspected crime cash.

Jordan John Apps, 45, has been charged with possession of a weapon for dangerous purpose, two counts of assaulting an officer, four counts of drug possession and possession of crime cash under $5,000.

He was held in custody for a video bail hearing at the courthouse in St. Catharines today.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the investigating officers by calling 905-0688-4111, option 3, extension 1022200.

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