A Saskatoon man is facing five criminal charges after a suspected kidnapping Tuesday morning.
At around 9:20 a.m., Saskatoon RCMP received a call from someone who saw a vehicle with a woman in the backseat screaming for someone to call police. That person told police the vehicle was moving southbound on Clarence Avenue in the RM of Corman Park and passed along a description of the vehicle and driver.
Police went into action, setting up a perimeter and patrol in the area south of Saskatoon with other RCMP detachments and the Corman Park Police Service to begin a grid search for the suspected kidnapper.
As the search took place, the woman in the backseat of the suspect vehicle called police, saying she was in danger with her infant child inside the vehicle.
At around 9:50 a.m., officers found the vehicle and a “high-risk arrest” was conducted. No one was injured during the search or arrest.
The 27-year-old has been charged with kidnapping, forcible confinement, uttering threats, breach of undertaking and possession of a controlled substance.
Saskatoon RCMP detailed the incident in a release more than 24 hours after it happened.
RCMP will not identify him. His first court appearance was Wednesday at 9 a.m.