Etobicoke man arrested after disturbance in downtown St. Catharines

Niagara Regional Police responded to a disturbance call at a parking garage around Ontario and St. Paul Streets in downtown St. Catharines at 2:25 Sunday morning. Officers found a man fighting and striking different people in the area and attempted to arrest the man for assault, but he resisted. Officers deployed a Taser during the arrest, and were eventually able to subdue and handcuff the man. Police determined that the man had randomly approached two adult woman in the parking garage and exposed his genitalia. When the women verbally expressed their anger, he repeatedly punched both of them. A woman and two men walking in the garage attempted to intervene and they too were punched. Officers arrived around this time and arrested the man. While the man was being transported by Niagara EMS to hospital to be assessed, he kicked a paramedic. The man was medically cleared at 9:27am and transported to the NRPS Prisoner Management Unit in Niagara Falls. Physical injuries to the victims are believed to be minor. A 22 year old Etobicoke man faces several charges.