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Teen faces 16 charges after allegedly pointing gun at Saskatoon cop
(Saskatoon Police Service)
SASKATOON -- A 15-year-old boy faces 16 charges after allegedly pointing a gun at a Saskatoon police officer Wednesday morning.
Patrol officers responded to a report of a group arguing outside a home in the 400 block of Hilliard Street after a gun was seen, according to a news release.
When police arrived, several people were seen running away, police say.
During a short chase, a male pointed a gun at an officer, who took cover and eventually detained three people as other officers arrived to help, the release says.
A sawed-off rifle, ammunition and bear spray were seized.
Most of the boy’s charges relate to the possession of the gun and ammunition.
A 24-year-old man is facing two charges relating to possession of bear spray.
Based on information initiially provided by police and later corrected, a previous version of this story said that a sawed-off shotgun was seized.