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Tear gas used, 5 arrested and charged in Regina SWAT call that came to 'peaceful conclusion': police

Five people are charged in connection with an assault on Monday that ended with the Regina police SWAT unit being deployed and the use of tear gas, according to the Regina Police Service.

3 men and 2 women are facing charges in connection with assault Monday evening

Five people are charged with assault with a weapon after an incident Monday night in Regina that involved a SWAT unit. (Submitted by Patty Will)

Five people are charged in connection with an assault on Monday that ended with the Regina police SWAT unit being deployed and the use of tear gas, according to the Regina Police Service.

Police say they were called to a home on the 1400 block of Robinson Street around 5:15 p.m. CST, with a report a man had been assaulted and subjected to death threats.

"Police units were dispatched to the area and found the complainant, who had sustained injuries consistent with a physical assault," a new release update issued Tuesday afternoon said.

"The victim reported that there were several suspects inside the house as well as another male victim."

The SWAT unit, crisis negotiators and a canine team were also called to the home. The tear gas was used around 10 p.m. and eight people in the house were arrested.

Three of them were released without charges.

In a late Monday night news release, police thanked the public and residents in the area for their "patience and co-operation in bringing these events to a peaceful conclusion."

Early Tuesday morning, police obtained a search warrant for the home and found a machete and ammunition. 

Two men and three women, all from Regina, are facing charges of assault with a weapon. One of the men is also facing a charge of failure to comply with a release order. 

All five were conditionally released and have a court date scheduled for July 9.

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