Niagara man causes 50K in damage to hospital

A Niagara man has been charged after a St. Catharines hospital sustained more than $50,000 in damage during an incident.Officers were called to the Niagara Health System at 1200 Fourth Ave. around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday.Police say a man barricaded himself in an area of the hospital and was causing excessive property damage.Arthur Bialas, of Niagara-on-the-Lake, was arrested and charged with mischief. He is scheduled for a bail hearing on Dec. 20. No injuries were reported but the incident caused a short disruption to the regular operation of the hospital.

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