Saskatoon police use Taser after man allegedly 'lunged' at officers while barricaded in hotel room

Saskatoon police say a man was arrested and taken to hospital after he 'lunged' at officers while harming himself with a piece of broken glass.

Police found the man self-harming with piece of broken glass

Police were called to the 100 block of Avenue T South for a report of a shooting around 10:40 a.m. CST Saturday morning. (Albert Couillard/CBC)

Saskatoon police say a man was arrested and taken to hospital after he 'lunged' at officers while harming himself with a piece of broken glass.

Police responded to a report around 9:30 a.m. CST of a person who barricaded himself in a hotel room on the 300 block of Circle Drive, according to a police news release.

Officers heard a loud disturbance coming from inside the room and say the man refused to open the door. 

Once they got in, police found the man hurting himself with a piece of glass. He then allegedly lunged at officers and was tasered.

Police were able to arrest the man without further incident and he was put in hospital for observation.

The man has since been charged and the use of a Taser will be reviewed in accordance with policy