Canada mass stabbing: Manhunt underway in Saskatchewan for 2 suspects, at least 10 dead
“We are taking all steps possible to track these individuals,” said Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Blackmore said the first stabbing report came 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 were found across Saskatchewan. Blackmore said it appears some of the victims were targeted and some were random.
“It is certainly a very significant event if not the largest we’ve seen in the last number of years,” Blackmore said.
In a message to the two suspects, Blackmore said, “If Damien and Myles are listening or receive this information I would ask that they turn themselves into police immediately.”
“Our thoughts are with the many victims deceased and injured, their family, friends and community. It is horrific what has occurred in our province today,” she continued.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement the stabbings “are horrific and heartbreaking.”
“There are no words to adequately describe the pain and loss caused by this senseless violence. All of Saskatchewan grieves with the victims and their families,” Moe tweeted.
“As a result, additional members of law enforcement have been deployed across Mosaic Stadium and the surrounding area,” the statement read. “The Club operates a centralized command centre on game day that allows immediate connection to local emergency services and the ability to receive up to the minute information when any sort of emergency occurs.”
This is a developing story.