May 9, 2014 9:39 am

Good Samaritan aids Saskatoon police in capturing suspect

A Good Samaritan gives police officer a ride to help capture a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Vytai Brannan / Global News

SASKATOON – Saskatoon police are looking to thank a Good Samaritan who helped police capture a man wanted on outstanding warrants.

Police spotted the man in a taxi in the 200-block of Avenue I South just after 9 p.m. Thursday.

The man, well know to police, was wanted on arrest warrants for firearms, utter threats and carrying concealed weapons offenses.

He was also wanted for cutting off his electronic monitoring device.

When the suspect spotted police, he directed the cab driver to turn into an alley and then fled on foot.

He led police on a pursuit through yards, alleys, roadways and parking lots, eventually ending up the in the 100-block of Avenue F South.

A passing motorist who saw the chase stopped to ask one of the pursuing officers if help was needed. The officer hitched a ride with the driver, closing the gap with the suspect.

He finally gave up after running into an alley.

The 19-year-old man, who has not been named, is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning.

Police did not get the name of the Good Samaritan and are asking for him to contact them so he can be properly thanked.

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