Second Suspect in Cree Nation Stabbings Died in Police Custody


September 9, 2022

Myles Sanderson, the primary suspect in the stabbing spree on James Cree Nation that left 10 people dead and 19 injured over the weekend, died in police custody Wednesday afternoon, Canadian law-enforcement officials have reported.

Sanderson went into "medical distress" shortly after being taken into custody and later died at the hospital where he was taken, Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore, commanding officer of the Saskatchewan Royal Canadian Mounted Police, said. There will be an investigation into the circumstances surrounding Sanderson's death and an autopsy will be conducted later this week, Blackmore said.

The news followed an announcement earlier in the day that Sanderson had been located and taken into custody at approximately 3:30 p.m.


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