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Justin Kuijer, Ontario Stepdad Accused Of Killing 7-Year-Old, Arrested By Police

03/21/2017 09:32 EDT | Updated 03/22/2017 04:05 EDT

ST. CATHARINES, Ont. — The search is over for an Ontario man accused of fatally injuring his seven-year-old stepson moments before attempting to kill a local bank employee.

Niagara police Chief Jeff McGuire says 43-year-old Justin Kuijer was arrested by provincial police Tuesday in northern Ontario.

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Justin Kuijer in a photo posted on social media. (Photo: Facebook/Justin Kuijer)

McGuire says the arrest in Kenora, Ont., came after a tip from a citizen.

A Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued Monday for Kuijer on charges of second-degree murder in the death of seven-year-old Nathan Dumas, as well as the attempted murder of a woman working at a local RBC branch.

Police alleged that Kuijer had been on the run in his ex-girlfriend's van ever since the two grisly scenes unfolded on Friday.

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Police in Niagara, Ont. are searching for Justin Kuijer, who they consider armed and dangerous. (Photo: Niagara Regional Police)

In a news release, Niagara regional police say the 2009 Pontiac Montana van was located in a parking lot with Kuijer alone inside.

The say he was arrested without incident.