Saskatchewan stabbings – live: Canada to look into why suspect was freed months earlier as manhunt enters day four

10 dead and 18 injured in mass stabbing attacks across Saskatchewan, Canada

Canada’s Public Safety Minister has confirmed 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 between on its fourth day.

“I am assured that the Parole Board of Canada will undertake an investigation into the decision,” said Marco Mendicino.

Saskatchewan police said they no longer believe he was in the provincial capital, Regina, or the James Smith Cree Nation, where the 30-year-old was reportedly seen on Tuesday.

“Today we received information that led us to believe he may no longer be in that community,” Regina Police Chief Evan Bray said.

A day earlier, Damien Sanderson, 31, the second suspect and brother of Myles, was found dead from injuries that did not appear to be self-inflicted, police said.

His body was found in a very grassy area in the James Smith Cree Nation near a house that police were examining.

The two men were named by police in connection with the violence that left 10 dead and 18 others injured in a series of stabbing attacks at 13 locations in the province of Saskatchewan, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).


Inquiry into parole board’s decision to release Myles Sanderson will be conducted, says security minister

Canada’s Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino has 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 undertake an investigation into the decision,” Mr. Mendicino told reporters in Vancouver, according to Radio Canada. “I think the review process starts there, but it certainly doesn’t end there.”

In August 2021, Myles Sanderson was transferred to a healing lodge, but that release was suspended in November after he allegedly broke his probation by lying to his probation officer.

In February 2022, the board overturned that stay and ruled that the 30-year-old’s original release should stand, noting in the decision, which came just seven months before the deadly stabbing attacks unfolded, that he does not “exhibit undue behavior”. risk to society”.

“There will be an appropriate time and place to review policies and resources and we need to embrace that review, we need to be transparent with Canadians to make sure this kind of thing doesn’t happen again,” he said. declared.


White House press secretary acknowledges Saskatchewan stabbings in speech

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre commented on the series of Saskatchewan stabbings on Tuesday, calling it “insane”.

“We stand with Canada, our ally and neighbor and all those affected by this tragedy and condemn this senseless violence,” Jean-Pierre said during a briefing at the White House.


Saskatchewan Public Schools ‘Kept and Secure’ Until Further Notice

ICYMI: Saskatchewan Public Schools Divisions announced on Tuesday that schools in their network will remain on “secure” status until further notice as one of the suspects in the mass knife attack remains at large.

“As we prepare to welcome students back to class after this Labor Day weekend, we do so with heavy hearts,” the Northwestern School Division wrote in a statement posted on its website. .

“With one suspect still at large, we will be hyper vigilant to maintain the safety of students, teachers and school staff. All schools will be on Hold & Secure until further notice,” the statement said, noting that this will mean the doors to the building will be locked throughout the school day, recess and breaks will be indoors, and guests will not be able to enter. building.

“Once again, thank you for your continued partnership with us as we work to keep our school community safe and aware of this evolving situation,” he concluded.


Myles Sanderson reportedly travels to Regina after mass stabbing event to say final ‘goodbyes’

When Myles Sanderson was last seen Sunday morning in Regina, more than 300km from where a series of bloody stabbing attacks took place in James Smith’s Cree Nation hours earlier , he would have said a final series of farewells to his family and friends.

The daily beast reportedly exclusively, citing unnamed sources who were close to the manhunt for the 30-year-old suspect, whom Myles drove into town “to see [those Regina connections] for the last time.”

Some of the report sources forwarded to The daily beast that one of the theories they currently suspect is that the surviving suspect has since died by suicide.

“If Myles Sanderson was alive and being hosted by someone somewhere, we would know by now,” said one of the sources quoted in the report. The daily beast.


Boy, 11, injured in attacks saw his mother and older brother die, reports

James Smith First Nation resident Brian Burns was out of town at a horse racing competition on Sunday when he heard the news that his wife, Gloria Burns, and 28-year-old son year-old Gregory Burns had all died at the hands of two men suspected of carrying out one of Canada’s deadliest massacres.

“Wow not the wake up call this morning,” he wrote on Facebook the morning of the mass stabbing event. Mr Burns’ other son Dayson, 11, was also stabbed and injured in 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 is unlikely to heal.

“it’s hard when my boys cry at night for their mum,” he wrote on Tuesday, noting that the family couldn’t go inside the house “to catch anything” because there was ‘too much blood inside’ the house he and his ‘wife built together’

“Even when the RCMP is done collecting evidence and the autopsy is done, they bring in professional cleaners,” he added, unsure if his remaining sons will ever want to enter the family home where they saw two of their own die.


Trudeau offers ‘all necessary resources’ to help catch Myles Sanderson

ICYMI: “Being there with all the support needed right now in this time of crisis is our goal,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said at a press conference in Vancouver on Tuesday afternoon.

“As the federal government, we are ensuring that all necessary police and judicial resources are received to be able to end this situation and allow people to grieve without fear and begin the process of healing. which will take a terribly, terribly long time, because it was an incredibly horrific and traumatic event.



Police say they believe Myles Sanderson is no longer in Regina

Regina Police Chief Evan Bray provided an update on the Myles Sanderson manhunt late Tuesday night and described how authorities now believe the remaining suspect in the Saskatchewan stabbings has left the provincial capital of Regina.

“Early on Sunday we had information which turned out to be reliable that Myles Sanderson was in our community and therefore the Regina Police Department was assisting the RCMP in trying to locate him,” the chief began in a video address posted on his Twitter.

“Today we received information that led us to believe that he may no longer be in this community.”

The Chief went on to explain that while investigators “don’t know his whereabouts”, Regina police continue to be involved in this RCMP-led investigation and will continue to search for him “not only in the city of Regina, but also in the province”. as well.


RMCP releases statement on suspect hunt

ICYMI: “After further investigation into reports of possible sightings by Myles Sanderson on James Smith Cree Nation, RCMP have determined that he is not in the community. The RCMP continues to search for Myles Sanderson,” they said.

“As the whereabouts of Myles Sanderson are unknown, the emergency alert is active for the entire province and we continue to urge the public to take appropriate precautions.”


Everything we know about Damien and Myles Sanderson in the deadly attack

ICYMI: Two men are believed to have carried out a series of stabbings across Saskatchewan in one of the deadliest massacres in Canadian history.

One of the men, Damien Sanderson, was found dead Monday morning near a home that was being examined by James Smith Cree Nation Police as part of the investigation.

The other man, Myles Sanderson, 30, remains at large, with police insisting in recent briefings they are still working on the assumption the suspect is somewhere in Regina where he was last seen times Sunday morning, despite this. Intel now having more than a day.

To keep up to date with everything we know about the two Saskatchewan stabbing suspects, read The Independents last explanation:


University of Saskatchewan cuts welcome week activities after stabbings

ICYMI: In the wake of the violence on James Smith’s Cree Nation, campus officials say they will scale back Welcome Week activities.

University President Peter Stoicheff said they plan to postpone any large gatherings on campus “out of respect for the affected communities and that the situation remains an emergency.”

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