Two arrested after teens claim they were chased by armed man
Two men were arrested late Saturday after three youths claimed they were harassed by the pair, then chased by one of the men at gunpoint, Niagara Falls Police said.
The youths, two aged 17 and the other 12, told police they were walking in the area of 13th Street and Pine Avenue around 11:30 p.m. when accosted by the pair. One of the men pulled a handgun out of his waistband, and the youths fled. The armed man then chased the trio, who happened upon a police officer on foot patrol, police said.
David W. Printup, 36, of Ontario Avenue, and Christopher C. Alexander, 35, of Niagara Avenue, were arrested and charged with second-degree menacing, harassment and disorderly conduct.
A BB gun was found behind a car in a nearby parking lot, police said.
– Mike Kurilovitch