Second Suspect Arrested in Stabbing Incident on James Smith Cree Nation
September 8, 2022
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police reported today that Myles Sanderson, the primary suspect in the stabbing spree on James Cree Nation that left 10 people dead and 19 injured over the weekend, has been arrested. According to several media reports, Sanderson died from self-inflicted wounds shortly after being taken into custody.
“Myles Sanderson was located and taken into police custody near Rosthern, SK at approximately 3:30 p.m. today,” said the province of Saskatchewan in an emergency alert today. “There is no longer a risk to public safety relating to this investigation.”
Brother Myles and Damien Sanderson allegedly carried out the deadly stabbing spree on Sunday in 13 separate locations throughout the James Smith Cree Nation and in Weldon. The Saskatchewan Coroner’s Service said that nine people killed were from the James Smith Cree Nation and it is unclear if the suspect is related to any of the deceased.