A 21 year old Saskatoon man has been charged with a weapon related offence after police received a report of man with a gun early Saturday morning.
Just before 4:00 AM police were called to the 300 block of Ave F South. A witness had provided the description of a suspect who was in possession of what was thought to be a firearm. As officers arrived in the area they saw a man matching the description. The suspect immediately ran from the police. Other Patrol units responded along with a K9 unit. Moments later a police service dog located the suspect hiding in a yard. He was taken safely into custody.
Recovered from the suspect was a large machete. The suspect was also found to be wearing a kevlar vest ( body armour). No firearms were found.
The suspect has been charged with being in possession of weapon as well as failing to abide by conditions of an undertaking and breaching conditions of an existing probation order. He will be brought before a Justice of the Peace later Saturday. No one was injured in the incident.