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.
A very successful 2017-2018 IceDogs regular season came to an end Saturday afternoon with a 6-3 win over Mississauga. A sellout St Patty's Day Meridian Centre crowd watched Niagara record their 35th win of the season for a total of 80 points in the OHL's Eastern Conference as Johnny Corneil lead the way with a goal and two assists.
Kirill Maksimov enjoyed a four point night while Johnny Corneil and Ben Jones each scored a pair in the IceDogs 6-3 Friday night win in Erie. With the win, Niagara has now secured home ice advantage in their first round playoff series with Oshawa.
Johnny Corneil scored the overtime winner exactly half-way through the extra period as the IceDogs prevailed 3-2 over visiting Hamilton for Niagara's fifth win in six meetings versus the Bulldogs. Stephen Dhillon was also big stopping 41 shots for the IceDogs fifth straight victory.