Canada stabbing attacks: 10 dead in Saskatchewan, suspect on the loose


Ten people were killed and at least 15 wounded in a series of stabbings that put the entire Canadian province of Saskatchewan on alert as police searched for two suspects, authorities said Sunday.

Some of the people were attacked, and others were believed “to have been randomly attacked,” Rhonda Blackmore, deputy commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police from Saskatchewan, said at a news conference Sunday night.

Authorities are searching for Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, after receiving reports of people being stabbed at the James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon.

The last public sighting of the pair, described by police as potentially armed and dangerous, was in Regina, some 200 miles to the south, at noon on Sunday. Authorities said the Sandersons may be traveling in a black Nissan Rogue crossover SUV with Saskatchewan license plate 119 MPI.

Authorities are operating as if the suspects were still in Regina, although a province-wide alert has been sent out and authorities in neighboring Alberta and Manitoba have been notified as a precaution.

“At this time we have no indication that they have traveled to another province. But since they are in a vehicle, we cannot say with 100 percent certainty where they are at this time, and we believe it is prudent to notify residents of those provinces,” Blackmore said.

Investigators are examining 13 crime scenes. At least 15 people were hospitalized, Blackmore said, and “there may be more injured victims who were transported to the hospital.”

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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