Canadian police have officially charged the two men suspected of murder in the stabbing that killed 10 people on Sunday. The pair are still on the run.
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Police are still on a manhunt for Damien Sanderson (31) and Myles Sanderson (30). The two stabbed 10 people to death on Sunday at various sites – including an indigenous reservation – in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, while 18 others were injured. It is the deadliest attack in the country’s modern history. Indigenous leaders say the stabbing may have been drug-related: some victims are said to have been targeted deliberately, others appear to be the victims of chance.
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The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on Monday officially charged the two men with first-degree murder, attempted murder and burglary. “To the people of Saskatchewan and beyond, please rest assured that we are using every human, procedural and technological tool to locate and arrest those responsible for this tragedy, and to ensure your safety,” said Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore Monday at a press conference. Hundreds of officers are said to be involved in the investigation.
The Sandersons were last seen on Sunday in a black Nissan Rogue in the town of Regina, some 200 miles south of the James Smith Cree Nationreserve and the village of Weldon, where the stabbing took place.