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Saskatoon police were forced to use a stun gun on a suspect with a knife, who they say avoided being zapped, stole a police cruiser and crashed a short time later. (CBC)

Saskatoon police have a man in custody after a police cruiser was stolen and an officer was hurt Friday evening. 

At about 7 p.m. CST officers responded to a call of a man with a knife causing a disturbance in front of a home in the 100 block of Powe Street. 

The suspect confronted the first officers on scene, who tried to use a stun gun to stop the man. 

The suspect managed to avoid being stunned, and took off in a patrol car, police said. 

One officer was dragged a short distance trying to stop the man, and received minor injuries. 

A police chase followed, ending a short time later after the cruiser crashed into a truck on College Drive, between Cumberland Avenue and Campus Drive. 

Officers chased after the man on foot until he was apprehended. 

He was taken to hospital as a precaution. The injured officer has been treated and released. 

No one else was hurt in the incident.  

The entire incident will be reviewed including the use of the stun gun.