August 13, 2014 10:47 am

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.

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