4 people allegedly held at knifepoint at Saskatoon apartment
A man alleged to be under the influence of an intoxicant is facing charges after Saskatoon police said four people were held against their will at a home Monday afternoon.
Officers were called to the 100 block of St. Lawrence Court after police said they received a report in which people were being held against their will in an apartment.
Two people managed to escape before officers arrived, police said, and were located nearby.
A perimeter was then set up around the apartment as police said they were unsure if the suspect was armed.
A man and a woman had an argument and the man refused to let the woman leave, police said they learned.
When other tenants tried to intervene, they were reportedly threatened with a knife, according to police.
Officers eventually entered the apartment and took a man into custody, police said, adding he became extremely aggressive toward the officers.
No injuries were reported.
A search of the man turned up a small amount of cocaine, police said.
The 35-year-old man is facing charges of cocaine possession and breaching an undertaking. Unlawful confinement charges are pending, police said, as they continue to investigate.
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