UPDATE: Barricaded Person with Firearm Involved, Entry Made, Suspect Deceased

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Police continue their work at the scene of an incident in the 500 block of Avenue Q North.

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The incident is now being investigated by members of the Major Crime Unit. Preliminary investigation shows that shots were fired by members of the SPS. A request has also been made to the Department of Justice to assign another agency to provide oversight.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., October 6, 2016, Police officers attended to a residence in the 500 block of Avenue Q North after reports of a break and enter in progress. The complainant reported seeing an unknown person inside the residence and also alerted officers that he stores several firearms and ammunition inside the home. Members of Patrol, the Tactical Support and Canine Units attended and began clearing the residence. Officers located a man inside a bedroom of the residence and observed him to be in possession of a long-barreled firearm. Our officers engaged with the suspect, shots were fire. They then exited the residence and established a perimeter. There were reports of gun shots. The officers exited the residence and established a perimeter.

Repeated attempts to make contact with the suspect inside however were not successful. At approximately 4:30 p.m. officers made entry into the bedroom and located a deceased male.

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UPDATE: Barricaded Person with Firearm Involved, 500 Block Avenue Q North, Saskatoon

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Police remain on the scene of an incident where a subject has barricaded them self in a residence in the 500 block of Avenue Q North.

A multi-block perimeter remains in place as the investigation continues. The RCMP have arrived on scene with their tactical vehicle to assist.

At approximately 9:15 a.m., October 6, 2016, Police officers attended to a residence in the 500 block of Avenue Q North after reports of a break and enter in progress. The complainant reported seeing an unknown person inside the residence. Members of Patrol, the Tactical Support and Canine Units attended and began clearing the residence. Officers located a man inside a bedroom of the residence and observed him to be in possession of a long-barreled firearm. There were reports of gun shots. The officers exited the residence and established a perimeter.

The situation is ongoing and motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area and follow instructions from Police on scene. Police would also like to ask that images of Police tactical operations not be broadcast on social media as it could jeopardize the safety of officers on scene.

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Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Saskatoon Police remain at the scene of an incident in the 500 block of Avenue Q North, where an armed man is barricaded inside the residence.

At this time members of the Crisis Negotiation Team are attempting to make contact with the man. Officers have blocked off a large area around the scene to ensure public safety. Motorists and pedestrians are asked to avoid the area and follow instructions from police on scene. Schools in the area have been notified.

At approximately 9:15 a.m. police received a report of a possible break in to the home. The complainant reported seeing an unknown male inside.

BACKGROUND:

Saskatoon Police are currently on scene of an incident in the 500 block of Avenue Q North where a man is barricaded inside the residence with a firearm. There has been a report of a single gun shot from inside the residence. It is unknown if other individuals are inside. There are no reports of injuries at this time.

Police are asking everyone to avoid the area at this time and respect direction given from Police Officers on scene.

A representative from Public Affairs will provide a further update at the scene when more information is known.

Saskatoon Police Service


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