A Saskatoon man is facing several charges after police say he pointed a replica firearm at officers while driving a stolen truck.
Saskatoon police said it started around 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, when patrol officers on the 100 block of 33rd Street West noticed a black Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck with a suspected stolen licence plate.
Police attempted to stop the vehicle, but the driver fled on Highway 11 north outside city limits and officers decided to back off the pursuit.
A short time later, they saw the truck come back into the city, and at one point, police said the suspect pointed a firearm out the window toward them.
Two tire deflation devices were deployed and the truck stopped on the 200 block of Third Avenue North. The driver then set an item on the ground and attempted to run away on foot.
Officers arrested him, and discovered the item placed on the ground was a replica gun.
Ammo was found inside the vehicle and in the suspect’s pockets.
Both the truck and the licence plate were found to be stolen.
A 21-year-old man is charged with possession of stolen property over $5,000, possession of stolen property under $5,000, evading police, dangerous driving, possession of a weapon dangerous to the public, pointing a firearm, possession of a prohibited weapon and possession of prohibited ammunition.