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Intruder with handgun startles residents of Falls apartment

NIAGARA FALLS – Residents of a 20th Street apartment building told police that a man with a handgun who claimed he was being chased kicked in an apartment door Friday.

The intruder fled when someone started to call police.

According to reports, residents of the building in the 600 block were startled by two loud bangs about 3:15 p.m. and, after the second, were confronted by the man running into their apartment. They recognized him as the relative of an apartment building resident, police said.

Damage was estimated at $150.