MANHUNT OVER: Chief of Police confirms arrest of Justin Kuijer
Niagara Regional Police Chief Jeff Maguire confirming 43 year old Justin Kuijer is facing a charge of first degree murder in connection with the death of 7 year old Nathan Dumas.
Police had originally charged him with second degree murder, but now confirming those charges have been upgraded to 1st degree murder.
Kuijer is set to appear in court in Kenora after he was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in the northern city yesterday afternoon.
The St. Catharines man is also facing a charge of attempted murder after a woman was stabbed at the RBC bank on Martindale Road last Friday.
Chief McGuire says O.P.P. in Kenora arrested Kuijer without incident after a tip from a citizen.
Kuijer will be returned by plane to the Niagara Region tonight.
He is set to appear in St. Catharines court tomorrow morning.
NRP thanking the public for their support in locating Kuijer.
For the 10th straight season in St Catharines, the Niagara IceDogs are set to being the OHL Playoffs. In this decade of on-ice success, the IceDogs have been involved in three Eastern Conference championships, winning two, numerous semi-final berths and one very notable first round upset.
The Niagara IceDogs will take part in the OHL playoffs for a 10th consecutive season in St Catharines, despite losing 6-1 in Mississauga. A North Bay loss on home ice to Kingston clinched the 8th seed for the Dogs, just as the game at the Hershey Centre was ending.
The IceDogs playoff hopes will go down to the final game of the regular season after a hard fought 4-3 loss to Sudbury. Game 68 will happen Sunday afternoon in Mississauga.