Fugitive on Buffalo Police’s Ten Most Wanted list arrested at Toronto Airport

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A fugitive who made Buffalo Police’s Ten Most Wanted list was arrested at an airport in Toronto Tuesday.

Christopher McCleary, 49, was arrested without incident by the Toronto Police Fugitive Squad at the Toronto Pearson International Airport as he was about to board a flight to Edmonton.

In Jan. 2013, McCleary and four other people were found inside a vehicle during a Buffalo Police traffic stop. A loaded sawed-off shotgun, a loaded revolver, and two loaded pistols were also found inside of the vehicle.

McCleary fled after posting bail, and was on Buffalo Police’s Ten Most Wanted list.

Toronto Detective Sergeant Wayne Banks said that McCleary had appeared on his radar a few weeks ago when the U.S. Marshalls Service contacted his office. Banks added that they verified McCleary was in Toronto using security video.

Banks said he believes McCleary had no idea he was being followed.