Police use conducted energy device to arrest man after pursuit on foot

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Saskatoon police say a conducted energy device was deployed twice, before a man who had attempted to escape from officers on foot was arrested.

Just before 6:00 p.m. Monday, officers we’re called to a residence in the 300 block of Avenue D North in response to two men trying to get inside a garage. Police say they spoke to the two men before one of them fled on foot.

Police say the officers began chasing after the fleeing man.¬†Officers say¬†that’s when the man yelled that he had a pellet gun. Once they reached the 100 block of Avenue F North, police say they deployed a conducted energy device Taser, but it was ineffective.

The man continued running and a police used a Taser again, which led to the man being arrested in the 200 block of Avenue G North.

The man, 23, was in possession of a replica hand gun according to Police.

Police say he is facing charges of possession of a weapon dangerous to the public peace, carry a concealed weapon, obstruction, breach of Conditional Sentence Order and has 13 warrants for his arrest.

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