City Park standoff leads to multiple charges

A 26-year-old man will be in court this morning facing multiple drug and weapon charges after a 7-hour standoff with police on Wednesday.

Drug and weapons offenses alleged

Police at a Wednesday night standoff at 3rd Avenue North (CBC)

A seven-hour standoff with police on Wednesday is landing a 26-year-old Saskatoon man in court this morning.

The man is facing eight drug and firearm charges.

It all started with an attempted traffic stop by police early Wednesday morning. The driver took off and police lost the suspect. A few hours later, police got a tip that the suspect was in a house on the 400 block of 3rd Avenue North.

Given what had happened earlier in the day, the Emergency Response Team surrounded the house and crisis negotiators tried to make contact.

After seven hours, two suspects came out of the home peacefully. Inside the home officers found a revolver, ammunition, 1 gram of cocaine, and 1.34 grams of methamphetamine.

The 26-year-old man is facing a total of eight drug and firearm charges, along with three charges of breach of recognizance. A 20-year-old Saskatoon woman is facing charges of dangerous driving and evading police. 

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