Police arrest man after standoff on Saskatoon's west side
Standoff on 22nd Street West lasts over six hours
A man was arrested after a long standoff on Saskatoon's west side.
Police took the man into custody without incident at 1:30 p.m. CST. He was transported to hospital for assessment and charges against him are pending.
At about 7 a.m. CST, police received a call from a woman in the small bungalow in the 1400 block of 22nd Street West. She told police that a man was acting violently and might be armed with a knife. She made it out of the house without any injuries.
Close to a dozen officers and a K9 unit were on the scene, as well as the police Emergency Response Unit. Officers at points shone flashlights through a front window and shouted through a closed door in an attempt to negotiate with the man.
Later, they were able to make direct contact as the man yelled profanities through a bathroom window.
Traffic has been reopened on the eastbound and westbound lanes of 22nd Street, between Avenues M and N.