Knives in Canada: second suspect dead

Knives in Canada: second suspect dead

Knives in Canada: second suspect dead

Three days after Damien Sanderson’s death, Canada’s second stabbing suspect, Myles Sanderson, died shortly after his arrest.

It is one of Canada’s deadliest attacks in recent years. On Sunday, ten people were stabbed to death in the indigenous community of James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby city of Weldon (western province). After Damien Sanderson’s body was discovered on Monday, his brother and second suspect Myles Sanderson died.

On Monday, September 5, authorities said they found the lifeless body of Damien Sanderson, one of the two suspects, in the indigenous community where the killings took place. In the night between Wednesday and Thursday, Myles Sanderson, arrested by the police, died shortly after his arrest.

“NOTWe may never be able to understand his motives

The police had announced his arrest on social networks: “Myles Sanderson was located and taken into custody”, thanking the population for providing “relevant information” allowing his capture.

“Immediately after his arrest, Myles Sanderson went into a medical emergency,” Royal Canadian Mounted Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore told reporters, without providing further explanation for this distress.

Since Sunday, hundreds of policemen have been tracking down the perpetrators of the deadly attacks across a large area of ​​the prairie region.

“Now that Myles is dead, we may never be able to understand his motives,” added Rhonda Blackmore, adding that more than 120 interviews with relatives or witnesses had already been conducted without shedding light on the act. .

Residents in shock

In the province of Saskatchewan, residents are in shock. According to the latest report, 18 people were injured, some seriously. As of Monday evening, 13 victims were still in hospital, four of them in critical condition.

Most of the victims are indigenous. In Canada, the latter represent about 5% of the 38 million inhabitants and live in communities often devastated by unemployment and poverty.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau complained Monday that these kinds of deadly attacks have “become too common”. “This kind of violence has no place in our country,” he said.

In April 2020, a shooter posing as a police officer killed 22 people in Nova Scotia. In January 2017, six people were killed and five injured in attacks on a mosque in Quebec

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