3 arrests after police standoff at Saskatoon house
Police on scene for five hours before 3 people left house
Two men, 18, and a girl, 16, have been arrested following a standoff at a west-side Saskatoon house on the 200 block of Avenue S South.
Police say a man called before 9 a.m. CST to say he and another person went into a suite in the house and got into a fight with people who were already there. The man left the scene to tell police that at least one person inside the home was armed.
Crisis negotiators were called to the scene, but received no response from anybody inside the suite. Police established a perimeter around the building for nearly five hours. An emergency response team and police dogs were also called in.
Two nearby schools, meanwhile, were locked down for students' safety. People were able to come and go from Pleasant Hill School and St. Mary's Wellness and Education Centre, but only through designated entrances.
Initially, officers at the scene were able to track down one of the two men who had approached the home, but were still searching for others. Police had said they were concerned that it may have been a hostage situation.
The two men and teenage girl came out of the home with their hands up just before 2 p.m. CST, and were taken into police custody.
An explosives disposal robot searched the suite afterwards. Nobody else was found inside and police were unable to find any weapons.
Police said Tuesday afternoon that nobody was hurt. They have not laid any charges, and the incident is still under investigation.