Charges laid after RCMP get in chase, shootout with suspects of Regina cab driver stabbing

Charges have been laid against a man and a woman who were chased down in a stolen taxi from Regina on Saturday.

Police say man and woman remain in police custody

A cab driver was taken to hospital after being stabbed on the 2900 block of Parliament Ave. in Regina on Friday morning. The suspect vehicle was stopped outside the city on Saturday. (SRC)

Charges have been laid against a man and a woman who were chased down in a stolen taxi from Regina on Saturday.

At about 11:30 a.m. CST, Maidstone RCMP received a complaint of a theft from a gas station in Lashburn, Sask., which is 96 kilometres northwest of North Battleford.

A black taxi cab van, which matched the description of the one stolen in Regina Friday, was involved.

Police said a 34-year-old Regina cab driver suffered serious injuries after he was stabbed Friday morning in the 2900 block of Parliament Avenue. His cab was stolen during the incident.

Officers found the vehicle on Highway 16 and tried to get it to pull over, but the van did not stop.

Police chased the van, and it finally stopped just west of Delmas and police said at that point a shot was fired from the van.

An RCMP member then returned fire.

An RCMP vehicle hit the van and the van became stuck in the ditch. A gun was pointed toward members and an RCMP member once again opened fire.

With the help of a police dog, the man and woman in the van were arrested at the scene.

The adult female received treatment for minor injuries associated with the police dog's apprehension.

No officers were injured as a result of this incident.

Both adults are currently in police custody. 

According to RCMP, a 30-year-old from Melville, Sask. and a 19-year-old from Elk Point, Alta. are facing a combined 13 charges for the incident near Lashburn.

They are scheduled to appear in North Battleford provincial court Monday morning. 

Charges are still pending for the incident in Regina.