A male suspect faces firearms-related charges after police showed up at a Saskatoon home armed with a search warrant.
Police officers dressed in tactical gear and holding rifles blocked off several streets in the Mayfair neighbourhood Wednesday morning.
An armoured vehicle was part of the contingent working to execute the search warrant in the 1600 block of Avenue C North.
Neighbour, Christine, who didn’t want to give her last name, said she first heard a loud bang just after 8 a.m.
She watched the scene unfold from her front window.
“I can see two (officers) standing there with rifles and there’s a couple that are running back and forth up 38th Street,” she said.
Neighbours also told 650 CKOM the house is familiar to police.
“About a month ago police were in the area scoping out this same house with binoculars,” said one neighbour, who didn’t want to be named.
Another neighbour directly across the street said she heard three gunshots.
“I always see people coming in and out of the house,” she said, calling it a drug house.
Police didn’t confirm whether shots were fired.
Another neighbour, who has lived in the area for 12 years, said crime has become an increasing problem and it’s getting worse every year.
“I’ve taken measures to secure my home over the years,” she said. “It used to be such a safe neighborhood and now I call it the hood.”
Police have yet to confirm the age of the suspect.
Traffic was flowing again just before noon.