A 68 year old male was transported to hospital by EMS after Saskatoon Police Service members deployed a conducted energy weapon (CEW).
Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on November 11, 2017 Police recieved a report of a male attempting to harm himself and his wife with a knife in the Forest Grove area. Upon arrival officers found this male holding a large kitchen knife threatening to harm his wife and himself. Officers began giving verbal commands to the male when he turned his attention towards the officers and threaten them with the knife. A CEW was deployed and the male was taken into custody. No injuries were sustained from the conducted energy weapon however, the male was transported to hospital by EMS for a pre-existing medical condition he suffers from.
The CEW deployment incident will be reviewed in accordance to policy.