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Man tackled with gun in Niagara Street bar

A Buffalo man faces several charges after police were called to a Niagara Street bar early Sunday for the report of a man with a gun.

Jose R. Santos, 30, of Hinman Avenue, was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. inside Klub Karaoke, 2081 Niagara, according to a Buffalo police report.

When Santos was approached by police inside the bar, he started pulling out the gun, according to the report. He was subsequently tackled by officers. The .38-caliber revolver, which was loaded, was stolen in November 2000, said police, who added that a folded-up dollar bill with cocaine in it was found in Santos’ pocket.

Santos was charged with second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, criminal possession of stolen property and criminal possession of a controlled substance.