Mass Knife Attack in Canada Leaves Dozens Dead

On Sunday, tragedy hit Canada as two suspects slashed dozens of people to death on an indigenous reservation in the province of Saskatchewan.

According to police, the attacks took place on the James Smith Cree Nation reserve, which has around 2,500 residents. Fatal attacks also took place in the nearby village of Weldon, which has fewer than 200 people.

Horrifying Details Emerge

According to police, the first reports of the attack were around 6 a.m. on Sunday.

On Monday morning, Evan Bray, Police Chief in the Saskatchewan Capital of Regina, said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Regina Police Service teamed up. They will put all their efforts into capturing the suspects in the attack.

Local police were able to identify the two suspects. The first suspect is Damien Sanderson, 31. The second suspect is 30-year-old Myles Sanderson.

Authorities said the suspects were spotted Sunday morning in a black SUV in Regina and they likely switched vehicles to continue the escape.

Since that time, Damien has been found dead back in the James Smith Cree Nation; although Myles is still on the loose.

What’s the Motive Behind This?

What is the motivation for such a crime? That’s the question everyone’s asking themselves and so far, the police haven’t been able to give an opinion.

According to a local indigenous leader, the attack is linked to the drug world the brothers were involved in. The attack appears to have been planned and had certain targeted victims.

At the time of this writing, 10 are confirmed dead with 15 more injured and many more believed dead or injured. Assistant Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Montana Police, Rhonda Blackmore, said she was horrified by what happened in Saskatchewan.

So far, what information we have about the attack’s motive is nothing but speculation. It’s not surprising the suspicion of the crime is drug-related. In recent years, violence in Canada’s indigenous villages has gained notoriety.

Last year’s discovery of burial sites near formerly Catholic-run residential schools where Native children were forcibly taken set off angry protests across Canada, including the burning of churches.

Canada’s leftist leader, Trudeau, said at the time he “understood” the anger of those burning down peaceful churches.

The Bottom Line

Canada’s indigenous community has many deep and serious problems, including drug and alcohol abuse, domestic assault, homelessness, prostitution, and violent crime.

Native Canadian reservations are also often underfunded and plagued by corruption. Trudeau promised to get clean water to all reserves, something he has still failed to do.

Myles is reportedly on the run at this time. Local police are urging residents to stay safe and call them if they see him. This story definitely also shows just how dangerous knives can be in the wrong hands.

This article appeared in FreshOffThePress and has been published here with permission.