Saskatoon police chase ends after five-hour standoff near Biggar

By battlefordsNOW Staff
July 11, 2018 - 2:14pm

A police chase that started in Saskatoon ended near Biggar Wednesday morning after a brief standoff between police and the four occupants of a stolen truck.

According to the Biggar RCMP, members of the Saskatoon Police Service chased a stolen F-350 truck out of the city and onto Highway 14 towards Biggar shortly before 4 a.m. July 11. Saskatoon police used a spike belt to try and stop the truck while it was inside the city limits, but the driver continued on at very slow speeds, driving on the rims of two deflated tires.

RCMP caught up with the chase on Highway 14 east of Biggar at 5 a.m., and attempted to use their own spike belt to deflate the truck’s two remaining intact tires. The driver swerved into the ditch to avoid the spikes, RCMP said, but quickly became stuck.

The four occupants of the truck refused to step out, police said, and officer surrounded the vehicle and closed the highway to the public while the parties negotiated.

After more than five hours, all four occupants left the truck and surrendered without further incident. Two adult men and two adult women are now in police custody, RCMP said, and the entire incident is under investigation.

 

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