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Saskatoon man pepper sprayed, Tasered, charged with assaulting officer: police

A 27-year-old man is facing a number of charges, including assaulting an officer in the Nutana neighbourhood, after resisting arrest on Saturday afternoon, police say.

At roughly 2 p.m., the Saskatoon Police Service was called to the 500 block of 11th Street East. There, police say they encountered a man who had damaged nearby property.

Police say the officer made attempts to arrest the individual, without success. The man then tried to disarm the officer, police say.

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Police say the officer deployed his pepper spray but was unsuccessful.

After more officers attended the scene, a Taser was used to try to subdue the man but that was also ineffective, police say.

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Police eventually were able to take the man into custody and transported him to Detention.

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He is also charged with disarming a peace officer, mischief and possession of a controlled substance.

Police say he is scheduled to appear in front of a Justice of the Peace sometime Sunday morning.

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