SASKATOON -- Two people are facing charges following a break and enter that saw a gun pointed at police.

Just after midnight on Saturday, police say officers were responding to a break and enter in the 1600 block of Avenue B where a person inside the home had been assaulted but managed to escape.

When a responding officer went to the back of the house and turned the corner, police say a man was standing on the deck pointing a gun. 

Police say they recovered a sawed-off rifle from the scene. 

A 20-year-old man is facing several weapons-related offences. A 17-year-old girl is facing an assault charge.