10 dead and 18 injured in mass stabbings across Saskatchewan, Canada
Canada’s Public Safety Minister confirmed that a review will be conducted into a parole board’s decision to release Myles Sanderson from minimum security incarceration as the manhunt for the missing suspect enters its fourth day.
“I am assured that the Parole Board of Canada will be undertaking an investigation of the decision,” Marco Mendicino said.
Saskatchewan police said they no longer believe he’s in the province’s capital of Regina or James Smith Cree Nation, where there was a reported sighting of the 30-year-old on Tuesday.
“Today we received information that was leading us to believe he may no longer be in this community,” said Regina Police Chief Evan Bray.
One day earlier, Damien Sanderson, 31, the second suspect and brother of Myles, was found dead from wounds that did not appear to be self-inflicted, police said.
His body was recovered in a heavily grassed area of the James Smith Cree Nation near a house that police were examining.
Both men were named by police in connection with the violence that left 10 people dead and another 18 wounded in a stabbing spree across 13 locations throughout the province of Saskatchewan, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).
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Investigation into parole board’s decision to release Myles Sanderson will be done, safety minister says
Canada’s Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino confirmed that an investigation will be conducted into a parole board’s February 2022 decision to release Myles Sanderson from minimum security incarceration.
“I am assured that the Parole Board of Canada will be undertaking an investigation of the decision,” Mr Mendicino told reporters in Vancouver, according to CBC. “I think the process for a review begins there, but it certainly does not end at that point.”
In August 2021, Myles Sanderson was transferred to a healing lodge but that release was suspended in November after he reportedly broke his probation by lying to his probation officer.
In February 2022, the board cancelled that suspension and ruled that the 30-year-old’s original release should be upheld, noting in the decision, which came just seven months before the deadly stabbing attacks unfolded, that he doesn’t “present an undue risk to society”.
“There will be an appropriate time and a place to review policy and resourcing and we need to embrace that review, we need to be transparent with Canadians to make sure that this kind of thing never happens again,” he said.
Johanna Chisholm7 September 2022 13:55
White House Press Secretary acknowledges Saskatchewan stabbings in address
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented on the Saskatchewan stabbing spree on Tuesday, calling it “senseless.”
“We stand with Canada, our ally and neighbor and all those affected by this tragedy and condemn this senseless violence,” Ms Jean-Pierre said during a White House briefing.
Johanna Chisholm7 September 2022 13:30
Saskatchewan public schools in ‘hold and secure’ until further notice
ICYMI: Divisions of public schools in Saskatchewan announced on Tuesday that schools in their network would remain in “hold and secure” until further notice as one of the suspects in the mass stabbing event remains at large.
“As we prepare to welcome students back to the classroom after this Labour Day weekend, we do it with heavy hearts,” the Northwest School Division wrote in a statement on their website.
“With one suspect still at large, we will be hyper vigilant in maintaining the safety of students, teachers and school staff. All schools will be in Hold & Secure until further notice,” the statement read, noting that this will mean that doors into the building will be locked throughout the school day, recess and breaks will be indoors, and guests will not be able to enter the building.
“Again, thank you for your continued partnership with us, as we work to keep our school community safe and aware of this evolving situation,” it closed.
Graeme Massie7 September 2022 13:01
Myles Sanderson reportedly went to Regina after mass stabbing event to make final ‘goodbyes’
When Myles Sanderson was reportedly last seen on Sunday morning in Regina, more than 300km away from where a bloody series of stabbing attacks were carried out at James Smith Cree Nation hours earlier, he was reportedly making a final round of goodbyes to family and friends.
The Daily Beast reportedly exclusively, citing unnamed sources who were close to the manhunt for the 30-year-old suspect, that Myles drove into the city “to see [those Regina connections] for the last time.”
Some of the sources in the report relayed to The Daily Beast that one of the theories that they currently suspect is that the remaining alive suspect has since died by suicide.
“If Myles Sanderson was alive and being harboured somewhere by someone, we’d know about it by now,” one of the sources quoted in the news story told The Daily Beast.
Johanna Chisholm7 September 2022 12:24
An 11-year-old boy injured in the attacks watched his mother and older brother die, reports
Brian Burns, a resident of James Smith First Nation, was out of town at a horse racing competition on Sunday when he learned the news that his wife, Gloria Burns, and 28-year-old son, Gregory Burns, had all died at the hands of two men suspected of carrying out one of Canada’s deadliest mass killings.
“Wow not the call to wake up to this morning,” he wrote on Facebook the morning of the mass stabbing event. Mr Burns’ other son, 11-year-old Dayson, was also stabbed and injured during the attack. He was released from hospital on Monday with stitches, but the trauma of watching his mother and brother die is a wound his father says will not likely heal.
“it’s hard when my boys cry at night for their mom,” he wrote Tuesday, noting that the family was unable to get back inside the home “to grab anything” because there was “too much blood inside” the house that he and his “wife built together”
“even when the rcmp are done collecting evidence n autopsy are done they are bringing in professional cleaners,” he added, unsure if his remaining sons will ever want to enter the family home where they watched two of their own die.
Johanna Chisholm7 September 2022 11:35
Trudeau offers ‘whatever resources are needed’ to help catch Myles Sanderson
ICYMI: “Being there with whatever supports are needed right now in this moment of crisis is our focus,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.
“As a federal government, we’re ensuring that whatever resources are needed by the police and jurisdiction are received to be able to put an end to this situation, and to allow people to grieve without fear and to start the healing process that will take an awfully, awfully long time, because this was an incredibly horrific and traumatic event.”
Graeme Massie7 September 2022 11:05
Police say they believe Myles Sanderson is no longer in Regina
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray provided an update on the manhunt for Myles Sanderson late Tuesday night and described how authorities now believe that the remaining suspect in the Saskatchewan stabbings has left the province’s capital of Regina.
“Early on Sunday we had information that proved to be reliable that Myles Sanderson was in our community and that as a result, the Regina Police Serivce was assisting the RCMP in trying to locate him,” the chief began in a video address posted to his Twitter.
“Today we received information that was leading us to believe he may no longer be in this community.”
The chief went onto explain that though investigators “don’t know his whereabouts”, the Regina police are continuing to assist with this RCMP-led investigation and will continue to look for him “not only within the city of Regina but expanding into the province as well.
Johanna Chisholm7 September 2022 10:27
RMCP issues statement on hunt for suspect
ICYMI: “After further investigation into the reports of possible sightings of Myles Sanderson on the James Smith Cree Nation, the RCMP has determined that he is not located in the community. The RCMP continues to search for Myles Sanderson,” they stated.
“As the whereabouts of Myles Sanderson remain unknown, the emergency alert is active for the entire province and we continue to urge the public to take appropriate precautions.”
Graeme Massie7 September 2022 09:03
Everything we know about Damien and Myles Sanderson in the deadly attack
ICYMI: Two men are suspected to have carried out a spate of stabbings across Saskatchewan in one of the deadliest mass killings in Canada’s history.
One of the men, Damien Sanderson, was found dead Monday morning near a home that was being examined by police in James Smith Cree Nation as part of the investigation.
The other man, 30-year-old Myles Sanderson, remains at large with police insisting in recent briefings that they’re still working under the assumption that the suspect is somewhere in Regina, where he was reportedly last seen on Sunday morning, despite that intel being now more than a day old.
To get up to speed on everything we know about the two suspects in the Saskatchewan stabbings, read The Independent’s latest explainer:
Everything we know about Damien and Myles Sanderson in the Saskatchewan stabbings
One of the suspects, Myles Sanderson, 30, was reportedly listed as ’unlawfully at large’ by Saskatchewan Crime Stoppers in May
Graeme Massie7 September 2022 07:08
University of Saskatchewan scales back welcome week activities following stabbings
ICYMI: Following the violence on the James Smith Cree Nation, campus officials say that they will scale back welcome week activities.
University president Peter Stoicheff said that they planned to postpone any large campus gatherings “out of respect for the communities affected and for the fact that the situation remains an emergency.”
Graeme Massie7 September 2022 06:15
Source by www.independent.co.uk