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Suspect in custody after standoff with Saskatoon police

A file photo of a Saskatoon police vehicle.
A file photo of a Saskatoon police vehicle. File / Global News

One man is in custody following an armed standoff with Saskatoon police late Saturday.

Police responded to a weapon call in the 200 block of 1st Street East at about 6:30 p.m.

In a statement, police said the caller reported a suspect was “possibly armed with a knife” and the tactical unit, canine teams and crisis negotiators responded.

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Police said that a 38-year-old Saskatoon man was arrested shortly after 10 p.m. and is facing two charges of assault with a weapon.

Police did not provide any information regarding others involved or injuries.

He is scheduled to appear before a judge on Sunday.

A four hour standoff in Lake Country ends peacefully, man at the centre of it is not facing criminal charges at this point
A four hour standoff in Lake Country ends peacefully, man at the centre of it is not facing criminal charges at this point
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