A prank-call Saturday night tied up Saskatoon police, while an armed robbery took place at the STC bus depot.

According to police, a call came in at around 6 p.m. reporting a disturbance at a residence on the 200 block of Egbert Avenue. Police say the caller told them that a woman was dealing drugs and pointing a handgun at people. Five police cars and the K-9 Unit responded to the call.

The call proved to be false, but it tied up police resources while an armed robbery was taking place.

Fortunately, the K-9 Unit and other units arrived in time to take the robber into custody after he fought a police officer while trying to escape. The robber was arrested, and was armed with a pellet gun.

Police were able to track down the individual who made the call. A 21-year-old man is now in custody after being charged with public mischief.