Saskatoon standoff ends with arrest of man

Police have a 26-year-old man, who was barricaded inside a Saskatoon home for five hours, in custody. Rebekah Lesko / Global News

Saskatoon police have arrested a 26-year-old man after a standoff Sunday morning that lasted for over five hours.

Just before 3:30 a.m. CT, police were called to a report of a man who was unlawfully confined by another man at a home in the 800-block of 33rd Street West.

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Police said the victim was able to escape unharmed.

The other man barricaded himself inside the house while tactical members, crisis negotiators and patrol officers tried to convince him to come out.

Just after 9 a.m., the 26-year-old man exited the home and was taken into custody without incident.

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He is facing charges of assault and unlawful confinement. Police said weapon charges are pending.

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Traffic restrictions in the area have been lifted.

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