A 20-year-old armed man at the centre of an hours-long police standoff in Saskatoon has surrendered.

The man, who threatened to harm himself, had barricaded himself in the basement of a house in the 100 block of Avenue O South Tuesday morning.

According to police, the man had continued to occasionally discharge a firearm inside the home.

Just after 5:30 p.m. CST, police were able to enter the home after negotiators convinced the man to give himself up.
He has been taken to hospital to be assessed.

Saskatoon standoff house

The house that was scene of a just-concluded standoff on the 100 block of Avenue O South in Saskatoon. (Kathy Fitzpatrick/CBC)

A police spokesperson said the man is facing weapons-related charges.

The tactical unit, which had remained on scene all day, began packing up soon after as they prepared to leave.