Saskatoon police say a 46-year-old man who reportedly hurled a Molotov cocktail at a City of Saskatoon grader Wednesday morning is refusing to co-operate with efforts to get him processed and sent to court.
In a release issued Thursday, police said the man will face mischief and weapons charges after he allegedly attacked the grader, then came back and tried to interfere with a street sweeper sent to clean up the mess.
Police also added more detail on how they managed to arrest the man after he reportedly barricaded himself in his home on the 1500 block of Hilliard Street East, leading to a standoff lasting for around eight hours.
Officers from the crisis negotiation unit tried to make contact, but police said Thursday the man refused to communicate.
Members of the tactical support unit went into the home around 11 p.m. Wednesday night, then shot the suspect with a beanbag round before taking him into custody.
The man was taken to hospital with what police described as a minor injury caused by the beanbag. He was then taken to the police holding cells, where he’s expected to remain until he can be booked.