The Daily Telegraph

Suspect in Canada mass stabbing in police custody

- By Our Foreign Staff

THE second suspect wanted for a mass stabbing attack that killed 10 people in Canada has been taken into custody after a days-long manhunt, Canadian police have said.

Police said they took Myles Sanderson into custody yesterday after the weekend stabbings that took place around an indigenous tribal reserve in the central Saskatchew­an province and shocked the nation.

The 30-year-old was apprehende­d on the fourth day of an intense manhunt after authoritie­s said he and his older brother were responsibl­e for the stabbings.

His brother, Damien, was found dead on Monday.

“There is no longer a risk to public safety relating to this investigat­ion,” an alert by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said.

In total, 18 other people were wounded in the prolonged attack which ranks among the deadliest violent incidents in Canada’s modern history and has rattled a country largely unaccustom­ed to acts of mass violence.

Police said some of the victims appeared to have been targeted, while others were apparently chosen at random. Authoritie­s have offered no motive for the attacks.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from United Kingdom