A 21-year-old man is in custody following a standoff on Saskatoon's west side where a woman and a child were held hostage. 

Police received reports of a distraught man inside a home on the 500 block of Avenue J North. Just after noon, callers said the man was making threats to harm the woman and himself, police said. 

At just after 2 p.m. CST, the man left the home peacefully. A 21-year-old woman and a three-year-old, who were held hostage inside, left the home uninjured. 

Charges are pending.