Man arrested after five-hour standoff at Saskatoon RV park
Saskatoon police say they Tased a man and took him into custody after a five-our standoff at an RV park.
On Tuesday evening, police responded to a reported altercation at an RV park near Highway 16 and 71st Street West involving three people allegedly in possession of weapons.
According to police, two men and a woman were located outside of a motorhome upon arrival; two of them were taken into custody without incident.
Police say the third suspect, a 52-year-old man from Langham, refused to comply with officer commands and barricaded himself inside the motorhome. Officers believed he had a gun.
The suspect acted in an aggressive manner towards police, threatening them and at one point, threw a knife at officers, according to a news release.
Police Tased him and took him into custody without further incident. A rifle was found inside the motorhome, according to police.
The man is facing four firearms-related offences and is charged with assaulting a police officer and causing a disturbance.
A 40-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man, both from Saskatoon, are also charged with causing a disturbance.
The incident will be reviewed in accordance with Saskatoon Police Service policy.