Ohio man arrested at Canadian border with gun

Posted at 7:42 AM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 07:42:50-04

Troopers with the New York State Police arrested an Ohio man on the Lewiston-Queenston bridge on Saturday.

Wilfredo Cortes, 56, of Loraine, Ohio attempted to cross into Canada from the United States at 12 p.m. Saturday, but was denied entry. Troopers were called to the scene and found Cortes to be in possession of a handgun. 

Cortes did not have a New York State pistol permit for the weapon. He was taken into custody on one count of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. Cortes posted $500 bail and was released. He was given an appearance ticket for Town of Lewiston court.