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Man faces multiple charges after firing at police officers

A man used his air rifle against police officers
Saskatoon police officers cordon off a portion of Northumberland following a shooting incident late afternoon.

SASKATOON — A man is facing several charges after an imitation firearm was discharged at a residence and in the direction of responding police officers.

Shortly before 7 p.m., Tuesday, Saskatoon Police Service officers responded to the 1300 block of Avenue D North for a report of pellets being fired at a residence.

Officers were in the process of locating the damage from the alleged shooting when multiple pellets were then fired in their direction, narrowly missing them.

The officer, taking cover, determined that the shots were being fired from a second-floor window of a residence on the same block.

Subsequent investigation resulted in the arrest of a 57-year-old Saskatoon man and the seizure of a break action air rifle with a telescopic scope.

The man is facing numerous firearms-related charges in addition to charges relating to assault with a weapon and mischief. There were no injuries reported during the incident.