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Sask. RCMP arrest two people after standoff on Highway 16

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The RCMP have charged two people with possession of stolen property and flight from police after a standoff on Highway 16 near Waseca on Tuesday night.

Police blocked traffic in both directions on the highway while in pursuit of a vehicle that was reported stolen in Edmonton, an RCMP news release said.

Officers from multiple detachments followed the vehicle, eventually deploying a spike belt to stop the vehicle near Waseca, the RCMP said.

Police demanded the 29-year-old and 32-year-old occupants exit the vehicle, but they would not, so the RCMP said officers used "non-lethal intervention techniques" to arrest them.

Traffic was completely blocked on the highway for about six hours.

By 3 a.m., police had arrested two people and reopened the highway to traffic.

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