NOS News•today, 21:41
The two suspects in yesterday’s stabbing in Canada have been officially charged with murder, Canadian police have announced. The two are still on the run. The number of injured has now risen to at least eighteen. The death toll stands at ten.
Police are looking for Damien Sanderson, 31, and Myles Sanderson, 30, for multiple stabbing incidents in Canada’s James Smith Cree Nation community, and in the surrounding province of Saskatchewan in central Canada.
Police forces in Saskatchewan and neighboring Alberta and Manitoba provinces are searching for the two men, who were seen yesterday in the city of Regina. Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said today the investigation is being continued by a fresh team of investigators and police officers.
Bray didn’t share any new information about where the men might be. He called on people to pass on information about the suspects to the police.
The Canadian news channel CBC reports that the police have been looking for suspect Myles Sanderson since May. Sanderson was sentenced to nearly five years in prison for assault, theft and threats, among other things. He was released on parole but failed to show up to his probation officer and disappeared.
Canadian police believe some of the victims yesterday were deliberately targeted and others were attacked indiscriminately. Other than photos and physical descriptions, police have not released any information about the suspects. Nor is anything said about possible motives. The relationship between the two men remains unclear.
One of the worst massacres
This series of attacks is one of the deadliest massacres in Canada in recent years. In 2019, a man ran into pedestrians, killing ten people. In 2020, a man dressed as a cop killed 22 people due to arson and gun violence.