Saskatoon police officers ended their search for two home invasion suspects after a police dog latched onto a six-year-old girl.
At 5 p.m. Saturday, police were called to a home invasion that involved a weapon on the 100 block of Avenue L South.
The canine unit was called in to help after the two suspects ran from the scene.
As a police dog, wearing a harness and leash, rounded a building on Avenue M, it latched onto a six-year-old girl.
According to police, the dog immediately released the girl at the handler’s command.
Police called off the search as the girl got medical attention for non-life threatening injuries from paramedics before being taken to hospital.
The incident will be investigated.
Police continue to search for the men involved in the home invasion.
The first suspect is described as approximately six feet three inches tall, between 20 and 30 years old, with long braided dark hair and dark facial hair on his chin.
At the time of the crime, he wore a black muscle shirt, black shorts, a black hat and sunglasses.
The second man is described as shorter with curly shoulder length hair and a beard, wearing a red hat and red Elmo shirt with the Sesame Street character’s face on it.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Saskatoon police or Crime Stoppers.
Correction: A previous version of this story reported the girl’s age as eight-years-old, as per initial RCMP information.