Male Facing Weapon Charges in Welland

Niagara Regional Police Service attended a residence in the area of Alberta Street and Avon Street in Welland at 10:40 Tuesday night in regard to a disturbance call. Investigation revealed a male was engaged in an argument with a female and a male at this location.  The suspect had a rifle in his hand as he was arguing with the two victims. The male victim approached the suspect and requested he put the firearm down. The suspect refused and the victim made attempts to pull the firearm away however was unable to do so.  As a result, the suspect uttered threats before barricading himself inside the house.  Officers and detectives arrived on scene and set up containment on the residence, and were able to have communication with the suspect. As a result, police were able to safely remove the suspect from the residence and place him under arrest. 35 year old Jason Azotoni of Welland was arrested and charged with uttering threats and possession of a weapon.