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Knife attacks in Canada: Myles Sanderson, suspect who allegedly killed 10 people in attacks in Saskatchewan, taken into custody


CANADA — Canadian authorities have located and taken into custody a suspect accused of multiple stabbings, Saskatchewan RCMP said Wednesday.

Brothers Myles Sanderson, 30, and Damien Sanderson, 31, are suspected of carrying out the series of stabbings that killed 10 people and injured 19 in the Cree Nation Indigenous communities of James Smith and the town of Weldon, Sask., on Sunday, authorities said. .

Damien Sanderson was found dead Monday in a field near the stabbing sites with “visible injuries”.

Myles Sanderson has been taken into custody, authorities said.

Authorities launched a multi-day manhunt for the Sandersons on Sunday.

Investigators believe some of the victims were “targeted” while others were “randomly attacked”, Assistant Commissioner to RCMP Commander Rhonda Blackmore said earlier this week.

Authorities are investigating the motive for the attacks.

Saskatchewan RCMP received their first 911 call about a stabbing at James Smith Cree Nation, about 20 miles from Weldon, around 5:40 a.m. local time Sunday. Within minutes, police received several more calls from multiple locations. In total, victims were found at 13 different locations on the sparsely populated reservation and in the city, according to Blackmore.

Authorities released the identities of the victims killed in the series of knife attacks on Wednesday.

This is a developing story. Please check for updates.

ABC News’ Teddy Grant, Julia Jacobo and Morgan Winsor contributed to this report.

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