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Wanted Saskatoon man arrested after allegedly pointing firearm at police

Saskatoon police requested the provincial government appoint an independent investigator to this incident to ensure transparency. File / Global News

Saskatoon police arrested a wanted man on Wednesday who allegedly pointed a firearm at officers earlier in the week.

Police arrested the subject of a wanted person investigation in the 3200 block of 33rd Street. Rolfe Rueben Herman was wanted on charges of aggravated assault and forcible confinement following an incident earlier this month.

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On March 26, members of the Saskatoon Police Guns & Gangs unit saw Herman get into a cab in the 3200 block of 33rd Street and tried to initiate a traffic stop.

Police say Herman got out of the cab and allegedly pointed a firearm at officers before fleeing the scene, which resulted in an officer discharging their firearm.

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Police say on Monday evening, they attempted to stop a vehicle believed to have Herman inside it in the area of 8th Street East and Grosvenor Avenue. The driver refused to stop, evaded police and collided with a post. The driver then fled on foot and was able to escape police.

Police say they went to a home in the 3200 block of 33rd Street shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, when they observed Herman exiting a residence. Police say he tried to flee, but tactical support and canine officers were able to take him into custody.

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According to police, Herman appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound upon his arrest and was transported to hospital for treatment for the non-life-threatening injury before being released into police custody.

Saskatoon police requested the provincial government appoint an independent investigator to this incident to ensure transparency.

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