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.
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.
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.