A man charged in connection with a violent incident in downtown Saskatoon made his first appearance in court Wednesday.
Michael Andrew Arcand, 34, hobbled into the prisoner’s box at Saskatoon Provincial Court, showing apparent difficulty putting weight on one of his legs. He wore a sling on his left arm and what appeared to be a cast on his right forearm could be seen peeking out from under his jail-issued orange sweater.
Police previously reported that Arcand was hit with a taser and beanbag rounds, then shot by officers and bitten by a police dog prior to his Sept. 27 arrest.
In light of his injuries, Judge Doug Agnew allowed Arcand to sit during the formal reading of his charges.
Arcand is charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing a homemade shotgun at a Saskatoon police sergeant who came to a parking lot on 4th Avenue South in response to a call of a man seen breaking a vehicle window.
Arcand also faces a number of weapons-related charges.
Following the reading of Arcand’s charges, prosecutor Dan Dahl indicated the Crown planned to oppose Arcand’s release on bail.
Arcand was remanded back into custody ahead of his next court date, scheduled for Oct. 13.