5 men arrested after 'firearm incident' at Niagara Falls hotel
Hotel employees were able to escape and call police
Two men face several charges after five men were arrested, police say, after a "firearm incident" at a Niagara Falls hotel.
Niagara Regional Police were called to a hotel around Ferry Street and Clark Avenue in Niagara Falls around 5 a.m. on Sunday for reports of a man with a gun.
Two employees in the hotel were confronted by a man who held "what appeared to be a firearm," police say. The man holding the apparent gun was then joined by four other males.
A police spokesperson would not confirm whether a gun was at the scene, saying that if police wanted people to know if there was a gun or not, it would have been specified.
The two employees were able to run away and call the police. Two of the males attempted to flee in a getaway car, but were stopped by officers a short distance away and arrested.
Members of the emergency task unit and negotiators responded to the area. Two other males were taken into custody, while the third stayed inside a room in the building. Police would not clarify if this was a guest room or not.
At around 1:55 p.m., the last man was taken into police custody without incident.
Three of the five men taken into custody have been released without charge.
A 26-year-old Cambridge man and 21-year-old Brantford man face several firearm charges.
The 26-year-old has been charged with robbery and unauthorized possession of a firearm and prohibited ammunition in a motor vehicle, among others.
The 21-year-old faces charges including robbery, pointing a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm without license and prohibited ammunition in a motor vehicle, among others.