A Saskatoon police officer and a police dog performing training exercises assisted in an arrest after hearing a gunshot Thursday morning.

Police say the officer saw two suspects fleeing the area on bicycles in the 300 block of Ottawa Avenue North and pursued them on foot while giving instructions to officers responding to the call.

Officers nabbed and arrested the suspects and found several stolen items, a variety of knives, drug dealing paraphernalia, assorted ammunition, a small amount of unconfirmed pills, and approximately 28 grams of methamphetamine.

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The weapon was thrown away during the chase, but was later found in a nearby yard by police.

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The pair, both 30, were taken into custody with charges pending.

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