Charges laid after lengthy Saskatoon standoff
Watch above: a lengthy standoff in Saskatoon ends peacefully
SASKATOON – A man is facing four firearms related charges after a lengthy standoff in Saskatoon Tuesday ended peacefully.
Police were called to a house in the 100-block of Avenue O South before 4 a.m. after the 20-year-old man said he was armed and was going to harm himself.
It ended at 5:15 p.m. when he gave himself up to police.
He was taken to hospital for assessment. A friend of the man told Global News he suffers from mental health issues.
During the ordeal, police said he occasionally shot a firearm in the basement of the house where he had barricaded himself. No one was injured.
The man is scheduled to appear before a justice of the peace on Wednesday on the charges including careless use of a weapon and possession of a prohibited weapon.