Myles Sanderson has a history of explosive violence that led to nearly 60 past criminal convictions.
A remote Indigenous community in western Canada left reeling by a deadly stabbing spree was ordered to lock down Tuesday as police swarmed the area searching for a suspect believed to be hiding there.
The attack in the James Smith Cree Nation Indigenous community and the town of Weldon on Sunday left 10 dead and 18 wounded.
A massive manhunt for two brothers across the vast Prairies region ensued, focusing at one point on Regina, Saskatchewan province’s capital 300 kilometres (185 miles) to the south.
It suddenly turned back to this Indigenous community on Tuesday after police released an emergency message warning that investigators had “received reports of a possible sighting” of suspect Myles Sanderson, 30.
Police in heavily armoured vehicles surged into the community while calling on area residents to “seek immediate shelter/shelter in place.” A police helicopter flew overhead into the Indigenous area.
Late Monday, federal police assistant commissioner Rhonda Blackmore announced they had found the mutilated body of the second suspect, 31-year-old Damien Sanderson, in a grassy area near a house that was being examined in the James Smith Cree Nation.
The younger Sanderson — who is also wanted for breaching parole in May after serving part of a sentence for assault and robbery — is suspected of having killed his brother, she said.
“He may be injured and seek medical attention,” Blackmore added.
A motive is not yet known for the rampage. But Myles Sanderson has a history of explosive violence that led to nearly 60 past criminal convictions.
In the James Smith Cree Nation and nearby Weldon, residents have described overwhelming grief and fear.
“It’s just devastating,” Weldon resident Ruby Works told AFP. “Our lives will never be the same.”
The former Olympian described an eerie tension settling across the region.
“The town is too quiet… People are scared to come out of their homes,” she said. “Usually you see kids playing outside. Now you don’t see any.”
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