Update - Barricaded Person/Firearm Involved - 500 Block Avenue Q North

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.

(Occurrence Number: 16-101331)