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Saskatoon police arrest two suspects for fleeing traffic stop

Saskatoon police are asking people to avoid the area and have shut down 19th Street East between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue. File / Global News

Saskatoon police arrested two suspects who attempted to flee a traffic stop on Saturday morning.

Officers arrested a 33-year-old man and 26-year-old woman after they failed to pull over for police and sped north through town, according to a statement.

Police observed a suspicious vehicle near Eight Street and Broadway Avenue and tried to pull it over just after 3 a.m.

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The driver of the vehicle did not stop and drove “at high rates of speed” through the city onto Highway 11 towards Warman.

RCMP and Corman Park Police helped deploy a tire deflation device close to 4 a.m.

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The suspects then tried to escape on foot in a rural area east of Warman.

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Officers quickly arrested the male suspect and the female suspect attempted to hide but was taken into custody soon after with the help of a canine unit.

Along with the failure to stop for police, the man has been charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of a weapon and possession of identity, for four different people.

The woman has been charged with a breach of undertaking, meaning she failed to uphold the conditions of a previous interaction with the legal system.

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