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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addressed media on Labour Day after a stabbing spree in Saskatchewan that left ten dead and over a dozen injured.
Trudeau called the attacks “shocking and heartbreaking,” saying that his “thoughts and the thoughts of all Canadians are with those who’ve lost loved ones and those who are injured.”
Trudeau said that the situation is still being monitored closely. At the time of his press conference, both suspects were still at large. As of now, one suspect has been found dead from injuries that are believed to not be self inflicted. The other is still on the run. “This kind of violence, or any kind of violence, has no place in our country,” said Trudeau.
Saskatchewan RCMP’s commanding officer Rhonda Blackmore said that at 5:40 am over the weekend, a call was received reporting a stabbing on the James Smith Cree Nation, and multiple calls then came in reporting additional stabbings in other locations in the community. This information was relayed during a press conference over the weekend.
A province-wide Dangerous Person Alert was issued by Melfort RCMP, identifying the suspects as Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Police say that the men may also be in Manitoba or Alberta.
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