Ten Dead Following Multiple Stabbings in Remote Canadian Communities
At least ten people have been killed and another 15 injured in stabbings in two remote Canadian communities, as police launch a manhunt for two suspects.
The victims of the multiple stabbings were found in 13 locations in the James Smith Cree Nation and nearby village of Weldon.
Police named the two suspects as Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Both are on the run and considered armed and dangerous.
The suspects fled in a black Nissan Rogue and several checkpoints have been set up on highways and roads across the region, with police officers from multiple forces taking part in the search.
A state of emergency has been declared in the James Smith Cree Nation, an indigenous community of approximately 2,000 residents, and nearby Weldon, where about 200 people live.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the attack on Twitter as “horrific and heartbreaking”.
“I am shocked and devastated by the horrific attacks today,” he said in a statement. “Those responsible for today’s abhorrent attacks must be fully brought to justice.”