A man suspected of killing 10 people in a mass stabbing attack in Canada has been found dead – with wounds that were not self-inflicted.
Canadian police have named him Damien Sanderson, saying the 31-year-old was found dead in James Smith’s Cree Nation, one of the locations of the stabbings.
Meanwhile, the search continues for his brother and fellow suspect Myles, with police saying they believe he is in Saskatchewan’s capital Regina and about 210 miles south of where the beatings took place. of knife took place.
Speaking Monday afternoon local time, officers said Myles would be injured and could seek medical attention.
“Even though he’s injured, that doesn’t mean he’s not still dangerous.
“Myles has a lengthy criminal record involving both crimes against the person and property,” they added.
“We consider him armed and dangerous. Do not approach him. If you know where he is, call 911.”
Myles Sanderson has been “illegally at large” since May when a local crime appeal was launched in a bid to find him.
He was serving a nearly five-year sentence for offenses including assault and robbery and was granted parole, but then disappeared, according to CBC News.
Police in Canada’s three vast prairie provinces, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta, were alerted, along with US border officials.
The stabbings, which injured 18, are one of the deadliest massacres in Canadian history.
Authorities said some of the victims were targeted and others appeared to have been picked at random from the James Smith Cree Nation and the town of Weldon in the province of Saskatchewan.
No motive was suggested, but Bobby Cameron, leader of the Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations, told The Associated Press that the stabbings could be drug-related.
“This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs invade our communities, and we call on all authorities to follow the instructions of Chiefs and Councils and their members to create safer and healthier communities for our people.”
Trudeau urges public to ‘be careful’ of two men suspected of killing 10 people
In a televised statement, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the stabbings “shocking and heartbreaking”.
He added: “This type of violence, or any type of violence, has no place in our country.
“The priority is to protect yourself and your loved ones, so be careful.”