Canadian authorities are looking for two men in connection with a mass stabbing on Sunday that left at least 10 dead and 15 injured at multiple crime scenes in Saskatchewan, western Canada.
Authorities have identified the two suspects like Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson, and advising the public to take appropriate precautions. The couple are believed to be traveling in a black Nissan Rogue with a Saskatchewan license plate.
“We are taking every possible step to track these individuals,” said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Blackmore said the first report of stabbings came in at 5:40 a.m. local time, and within minutes they received multiple calls reporting additional stabbings. Authorities say there are 13 crime scenes where victims have been found across Saskatchewan. Blackmore said it appears some of the victims were targeted and others were random.
“It is certainly a very important event, if not the most important that we have seen in recent years,” said Blackmore.
In a message to the two suspects, Blackmore said: “If Damien and Myles listen to or receive this information, I will ask them to turn into police officers immediately.”
“Our hearts go out to the many deceased and injured victims, their families, friends and communities. It’s horrible what happened in our province today,” she continued.
Sunday’s violent incident led to increased safety at Saskatchewan Roughriders Canadian football game, the team said in a tweeted statement.
“As a result, additional law enforcement personnel have been deployed to the Mosaic Stadium and surrounding areas,” the statement said. “The club operates a centralized command center on matchday which allows immediate connection to local emergency services and the ability to receive up-to-the-minute information in the event of an emergency.”
This is a developing story.