July 6, 2014 5:30 pm

Armed woman tasered, charged by Saskatoon police

Saskatoon police subdue armed woman with conducted energy weapon on Saturday night.

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SASKATOON – Police subdued an armed woman with a conducted energy weapon on Saturday night in Saskatoon.

Around 11 p.m., police were called to a report of domestic violence in the 1400-block of Cumberland Avenue.

Officers were informed prior to that, a woman was holding a knife to her own throat.  It was also learned there were two children and two other adults were present at the scene.

While officers were dealing with the woman, a physical altercation ensued during which she was holding a scalpel-type weapon.

One officer used a conducted energy weapon (CEW) which allowed police to disarm and arrest her.

Police say other methods to disarm the woman were unsuccessful. The use of a CEW will be reviewed.

As a precaution, the woman was assessed in hospital.

No injuries were reported.

The woman has been charged with carrying a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace, resisting arrest and possession of a controlled substance.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

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