Police chase down knife-wielding suspect in stolen cruiser
Officers attempted to use a stun gun on the suspect, but he managed to avoid being hit
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.