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Saskatchewan Stabbings: One Suspect Found Dead In Mass Attacks In Canada
Officials found one suspect dead after mass Saskatchewan stabbings in Canada. The suspect Damien Sanderson and his brother Myles Sanderson stabbed and killed 10 and left 18 civilians injured. Police say that Myles is still a threat to the public and has a record of first degree murder. The attack took place in indigenous communities and surrounding areas. Some attacks were clearly targeted while others random.
The Saskatchewan stabbings have occurred in 13 separate locations according to local police. An overnight search took place to capture the suspects. Since then, police urged residents to “continue to remain vigilant until [the suspects] are located and arrested”.
Prime minister Justin Trudeau called the attacks “shocking and heartbreaking”. “The federal government will be there with the resources necessary right now in this time of crisis but also we’ll continue to work as partners in the weeks, months and years to come through grieving and healing,” Trudeau continued at the Ottawa airport.
What we know:
In a press conference on Monday, Trudeau said “My thoughts and the thoughts of all Canadians are with those who’ve lost loved ones, and with those who are injured. This kind of violence or any kind of violence has no place in our country,”
Canadian police confirmed that Damien Sanderson was found dead. His injuries do not appear to be self-inflicted. Myles Sanderson is believed to be injured and may seek medical assistance.
Among those murdered in the attack include a former first responder, a 77-year-old widower and a 14-year-old boy. Investigations are ongoing as the community mourns the loss of many lives.