In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, at least ten people died and 15 people were injured in a series of stabbing attacks. It was reported by the AP agency. Police are looking for two suspects who are on the run. According to her, they are armed and dangerous.
Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commander Rhonda Blackmore said at a press conference Sunday that the dead and injured were found at 13 different locations in a rural area northeast of Saskatoon. According to her, the attackers targeted some people on purpose, while others apparently became accidental victims. The motive for the attack is not yet known.
“What happened in our province today is horrific,” said Blackmore, who said the dead were in the village of Weldon and on a nearby reservation.
“The suspects are on the run, we have decided to extend the alert to (the provinces of) Manitoba and Alberta,” police said in a statement. She especially warned residents of towns where, according to witnesses, the attackers were moving. Regina, the capital of Saskatchewan province, is one of them.
“If you’re in the Regina area, be careful and consider sheltering in place. Do not leave safe places. Do not approach suspicious persons. Don’t take a hitchhiker,” https://twitter.com/RCMPSK/status/1566496163582328837 police on twitter. She also published photos of the suspects – 31-year-old Damien Sanderson and 30-year-old Myles Sanderson. It is not clear if they are related.
The Saskatchewan Health Authority said that several hospitals received the injured after the first casualties were reported on Sunday morning local time (afternoon CET). Helicopters flew for some.
“Today’s attacks in Saskatchewan are horrific and heartbreaking. I think of those who have lost their loved ones, as well as the injured.” The attacks in Saskatchewan today are horrific and heartbreaking. I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured. There are no words to adequately describe the pain and loss caused by this senseless violence.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “There are no words to describe the pain and loss this senseless violence has caused,”
Saskatchewan Governor Scott Moe tweeted.
All of Saskatchewan grieves with the victims and their families.
The attacks in Saskatchewan today are horrific and heartbreaking. I’m thinking of those who have lost a loved one and of those who were injured.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 4, 2022
There are no words to adequately describe the pain and loss caused by this senseless violence.