Saskatoon Police Diffuse Distraught Male With Firearm

SASKATOONSaskatoon, SK: At approximately 3:30 pm September 11, 2016 police received a call regarding a male walking in the 300 block of Avenue U South carrying a firearm under a piece of clothing. The male went into a nearby residence. Police attended and cordoned off the area. Police were able to determine the identity of the male and further information was provided that suggested he was in a distraught state.


Members of the Tactical Support Unit and Crisis Negotiation Team attended and attempted to make contact with the individual. After not receiving any response, police entered the residence and located the lone male hiding in a closet. The 23 year old man was taken into custody without incident. He had several outstanding criminal code arrest warrants. The investigation relating to the firearm is ongoing.

Saskatoon Police Service