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18-year-old male facing 5 criminal charges after firearm reported outside Saskatoon school

Saskatoon police arrested an 18-year-old male after reports of a firearm outside a Saskatoon school. File / Global News

An 18-year-old man who was taken into custody following a report of a person armed with a firearm at a school parking lot is now facing five Criminal Code charges: possession of a weapon for the purpose of committing an offence, using an imitation firearm in the commission of an offence, two counts of assault with a weapon and causing bodily harm with intent using an air gun or pistol.

At approximately 1:30 p.m. May 31, 2022, Saskatoon police were called to the school in the 200 block of Primrose Drive.

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The suspect was in possession of what has been determined to be a replica BB gun. He was reported to have fired the gun at three other males, striking one of them. The male received a minor physical injury.

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No other injuries have been reported.

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The male suspect then fled the scene and was taken into custody shortly after in the 200 block of Broadbent Avenue with the help of the Corman Park Police Service.

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