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Man found with loaded sawed-off rifle faces 9 charges: Saskatoon police

A report of suspicious activity at a closed convenience store led Saskatoon police to a man with a sawed-off rifle. File / Global News

Saskatoon police say a report about suspicious activity at a convenience store led officers to a man with a sawed-off rifle.

Shortly before 2 a.m. CT on Friday, a man was reportedly acting suspiciously outside the business in the 400-block of Russell Road.

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Police were told he was trying to enter the store, which had already closed.

Responding officers located a 27-year-old Saskatoon man nearby who match the description of the suspicious man. He was found to be in possession of the loaded firearm and was taken into custody.

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The man is facing nine charges including possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace and carrying a concealed weapon.

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He has also been charged with breach of court orders from Ontario and Saskatoon.

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