The Saskatoon Police Service said a man taken into custody suffered more serious injuries than had previously been reported.
At around 11:30 a.m. CT on Saturday, a canine officer spotted a suspicious vehicle in the 100-block of 109th Street of Saskatoon. The car had been reported stolen in Prince Albert, Sask.
A tire deflation device was used by officers on the vehicle but the driver continued to evade police.
The car eventually came to a stop near the intersection of Temperance Street and Cumberland Avenue, where two people fled on foot.
The officer apprehended the 36-year-old driver while his police dog caught the 28-year-old passenger.
A press release said the driver received minor injuries during the arrest and “the passenger sustained minor injuries consistent with a dog bite.”
A police spokesperson told Global News on Sunday that the 28-year-old man’s injuries were more severe because the police dog was engaged with the suspect longer than normal, as the officer was preoccupied with the other suspect.
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MD Ambulance attended the scene in the Varsity View neighbourhood.
Both men are facing charges of possession of stolen property over $5,000, evading police, and failing to comply with a court order.
Criminal investigation services is looking into the incident.