April 30, 2014 6:40 pm

Loaded gun seized from vehicle stuck at Asquith, Saskatchewan

Police charge three men in relation to a firearms investigation in Asquith, Saskatchewan.

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SASKATOON – Three men have been charged in relation to a firearms investigation in a small Saskatchewan town west of Saskatoon.

On Tuesday afternoon, police in Saskatoon received information that a man was believed to be in possession of firearms in Asquith, Sask.

With assistance from the emergency response team (ERT), members attempted to stop a vehicle on Highway 14.

The driver tried to evade capture leading to a short vehicle pursuit through Asquith.

Fortunate for police – the vehicle got stuck in a field.

All of the suspects, ages 19 to 22, then attempted to run and were quickly arrested.

A search of the vehicle turned up a loaded rifle, ammunition, brass knuckles and a knife.

The accused are facing numerous firearms charges and were scheduled to appear in provincial court on Wednesday afternoon.

Asquith is approximately 40 kilometres west of Saskatoon.

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