Saskatoon

Saskatoon standoff ends

A standoff that lasted more than 9 hours in Saskatoon's Sutherland neighbourhood ended peacefully early Thursday morning.

Police enter home and arrest man early this morning

Police were at the scene of a standoff in Sutherland for nine hours. (CBC)

A standoff that lasted more than 9 hours in Saskatoon's Sutherland neighbourhood ended peacefully early Thursday morning.

Police entered the home around 1 a.m. CST, and arrested a 42-year-old man. He was suffering what police describe in a news release as an undetermined illness. The man will face charges of assault, and will appear in court when he is able.  

Officers were dispatched to the home, in the 1600 block of Laura Avenue, to respond to a domestic dispute.

According to police, there had been around six people in the house when they were called, around 3:30 p.m. CST yesterday, with a report of man who was acting in a violent way.

They said everyone in the home, except for the suspect, was able to get out without any problem.

Police said they were told there may be a firearm in the house.

Officers on the scene had been in contact with the person inside, police said.

CBC News also spoke to one of the people who was in the home when the incident started.

That person said the man inside did not have any firearms, but has a history of involvement with police. The person added the man's behaviour may be related to mental health issues.

A crisis negotiator was on the scene for several hours and a police canine unit was also there.

This morning, police confirmed, there was no weapon in the home.