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Police are on the scene at a home in Saskatoon's north end where there have been reports of gun fire. (Marc Apollonio/CBC)

Police have a suspect in custody following a three-hour stand-off at a home in Saskatoon's north end where there were reports of gunfire.

CBC News reporter Mark Apollonio says the incident appears to involve a man inside a home on the 300 block of Coppermine Crescent.

Officers with body armour and high-powered rifles were quickly sent to the scene.

Police said officers were dispatched to the residence around 7 p.m. CST to investigate an alleged assault. They said a woman was found at the scene and was taken to hospital with unspecified but non life-threatening injuries.

Police said they were in telephone contact with the man, who they described as "calm". At one point they were set to deploy a remote-control device as part of their response to the situation.

Around 9:30 p.m. CST there were indications that the man was prepared to surrender himself peacefully to police, however that did not happen right away.

It appeared the man wanted to finish some beer. Finally around 10 p.m., after police asked the city to cut power to the area, the man emerged from the home and was taken away in handcuffs.