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Saskatoon police intercept taxi carrying 2 men fleeing home invasion

Police say they intercepted a taxi and arrested two men believed to be involved in a Saskatoon home invasion. File / Global News

Saskatoon police say they intercepted a taxi and arrested two men believed to be fleeing a home invasion in the Haultain neighbourhood on Saturday.

Officers were called at around 11:40 p.m. CT to a home in the 1400-block of Cairns Avenue where three men had reportedly forced entry and assaulted the complainant.

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Police said upon their arrival, the three men had fled on foot.

The complainant was taken to hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

Police said a canine unit found a home where two of the men had been picked up in a taxi that they had called. Officers stopped the cab and arrested the men.

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Both face charges of breaking and entering and commit robbery, as well as aggravated assault. In addition, the 33-year-old man is facing breach of probation charges, and the 25-year-old man had outstanding arrest warrants.

The accused are expected to appear Sunday evening in front of a justice of the peace.

The third man is still at large.

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