Second man He was accused of stabbing ten people to death and injuring 18 others on a native reserve in the province. Saskatchewan, in Canada, died Wednesday (7) after being arrested by the police. The information, which TV Global News was expecting, was confirmed by the police at a press conference in the evening.
The crime took place on Sunday (4) and the next day, the accused’s brother – who was involved in the attacks – was found dead with multiple injuries.
Initially, Myles Sanderson, 32, was detained near the town of Rosthern, about 100 kilometers from the scene of the murders, investigators said. According to Global News, the accused surrendered and agents tried to keep him alive at the hospital. However, he died moments later – it is believed he self-inflicted himself before being arrested, and a post-mortem should shed light on what happened.
The arrest and death came hours after police reported seeing a knife-wielding man driving a stolen pickup truck in Wakaw, east of Rostern. Investigators urged residents in the area to seek shelter in safe places and to be alert if strangers appear in their homes.
On Tuesday, the accused’s parents asked him to join himself. “Myles, please let yourself in. You can do this,” his mother told the Canadian broadcaster. CBC news. “Go back. Do the right thing.” The father also spoke to the media. “We don’t want any more harm. I don’t want to hurt anyone else. Please, my son, I love you. Surrender. Be safe,” he said. Both cried during the interview.
Miles had a long criminal record. CBC News reported that he had been wanted by security forces in a provincial town in Saskatchewan since May when he stopped showing up for meetings with the agent responsible for overseeing his probation. He served time for assault, robbery, property damage and menacing.
Police are investigating if he may have also killed his brother Damien. On investigation, he was found dead on the grass near the house.
According to the corporation, Sunday’s attacks took place at different locations in Saskatchewan, including the James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon communities, and 13 other crime scenes are being investigated.
According to reports, the accused fled in a black car and were in Regina, the provincial capital, about 300 kilometers from the affected areas. The alert extended the search to the neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta, an area nearly half the size of the European continent.
The episode is one of the deadliest in recent Canadian history. Police say they are still probing the motive behind the crime and it appears that some of the victims were targeted by the accused while others were attacked randomly.
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