On Tuesday, police found a suspect on an Indigenous Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.I may be nearby for the weekend.
People at the James Smith Cree First Nation Reserve have been told to stay inside. An Associated Press reporter saw people running and screaming as police blocked roads and surrounded homes with guns.
Police then issued a warning that it was a false alarm and determined the suspect was not in the community, but his whereabouts were unknown and people were left nervous because statewide warnings were still in effect. .
It is not clear whether the suspect, Miles Sanderson, was actually in the area.
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said Monday that Miles Sanderson was last seen in the state capital, Regina, more than 200 miles from where he was stabbed. Police said on Monday that a vehicle allegedly carrying the suspect was found in the Regina neighborhood. Police said Sanderson could be driving a black Nissan Rogue.
Damian Sanderson, the fugitive’s brother and fellow suspect,near the site of the sting. Police are investigating whether Miles Sanderson murdered his brother. The brothers are accused of killing 10 of his people and wounding 18 of them.
Police have not released a motive for the attack, describing it as one of Canada’s deadliest in years.
Leaders of the James Smith Cree Nation, where most of the stabbing attacks took place, blamed the killing on the drug and alcohol abuse plaguing the community they said was a legacy of Indigenous colonization. did.
James Smith Cree Nation resident Daryl Burns and his brother Ivor Wayne Burns, sister Gloria Lydia Burns, were killed while answering a phone call at First Response. Burns said his 62-year-old sister is on the crisis response team.
“She called home and got into violence,” he said. “She came to help. She was a hero.”
He also pointed to the colonization for drug and alcohol use rampant in reserves.
“We had a murder-suicide here three years ago. My granddaughter and her boyfriend. There were two murders last year. Ten more people died this year, all from drugs and alcohol.” is the cause.”
Ivor Wayne Barnes also condemned drugs and said one shouldn’t hate the suspect’s brother.
“We have to forgive them,” he said. “When you’re doing hard drugs, drinking Coke, taking heroin or meth, you can’t feel anything. When you stab someone, you think it’s funny. When you stab someone again, you laugh.”
“This is the destruction we face when harmful illegal drugs enter our communities. We demand to create safer and healthier communities for our people,” Sovereign Indigenous Peoples.
Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commander Rhonda Blackmore said Miles Sanderson’s criminal record goes back years and includes violence. issued a wanted list, which wrote that he was “illegally fugitive”.
Arrest warrants were issued for both brothers before Damian Sanderson’s body was discovered, and both faced at least one count each of murder and attempted murder.
The stabbing was one of the worst mass murders in Canada, which has less crime than the United States. Canada’s worst mass shooting in history occurred in his 2020, when a man disguised as a police officer shot people in their homes and set fire across Nova Scotia, killing 22 people. In 2019, a man used his van to kill 10 pedestrians in Toronto.
Fatal mass stabbings are rarer than mass shootings, but they do occur around the world. In 2014, 29 of him were stabbed to death at a train station in Kunming, southwestern China. In 2016, 19 people were killed in a mass stabbing incident at a facility for the mentally ill in Sagamihara, Japan. A year later, three men killed eight of him in a car and stabbed him in an attack on London Bridge.
Police in Saskatchewan received the first call about the stabbing at 5:40 am on Sunday and received several more calls within minutes. Blackmore said casualties were found at his 13 locations in sparsely populated reserves and towns. The James Smith Cree Nation is about 30 kilometers from Weldon.
Among the ten murdered was Lana Head, former partner of Michael Brett Burns and mother of two daughters.
“I feel sick that jail time, drugs and alcohol have taken so many lives,” Burns told Aboriginal People’s Television Network.
Weldon residents have identified one of the dead as Wes Petterson, a retired widower who made coffee every morning at a seniors center. He loved gardening, picking berries, canning, making jams and cakes, recalled William Werks, 47, and his mother Sharon Werks, 64.
William Werks described his neighbor as a “kind old man” and “community first”, and said, “He would take his shirt off his back if he could.”
Sharon Werks was perplexed: “I don’t understand why they would target someone like him. Because he was just a poor, helpless little guy. Because that was the way he was.” He cared about everyone, and they cared about him.