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Canadian police say one suspect in fatal stabbings found dead, another at large

Xinhua | Updated: 2022-09-06 09:40
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Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officers at James Smith Cree Nation talk after multiple people were killed and injured in a stabbing spree on the reserve and nearby town of Weldon, Saskatchewan, Canada Sept 5, 2022. [Photo/Agencies]

OTTAWA - Canadian police said Monday that one of the two accused in a string of fatal stabbings in Saskatchewan province had been found dead.

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said at a press conference that the body had been found Sunday and was confirmed on Monday to be one of the suspects.

"We can confirm he has visible injuries. These injuries are not believed to be self-inflicted at this point," the police said. "This brings the count of this tragedy to 11 deceased persons and 19 injured."

The police confirmed that the two suspects are brothers and that the one who possibly sustained injuries remains on the run.

On Sunday 10 people were killed and at least 15 others injured and rushed to hospitals after stabbings in 13 locations in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon of the province in central Canada.

Multi-province dangerous persons alerts were issued and police checkpoints had been set up throughout Saskatchewan.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke to the media on Monday and pledged the federal government's support.

"This kind of violence, any kind of violence, has no place in our country," Trudeau said.

Trudeau said they were monitoring the situation and he had reached out to the leadership of James Smith Cree Nation and premier of Saskatchewan.

The federal government would be there and continue to work as partners with the province, he said.

"Today and tomorrow, the flag on the Peace Tower will be flown at half-mast, in memory of those who lost their lives during yesterday's attacks in Saskatchewan, and in solidarity with everyone affected by this violence," he said previously on Twitter.

James Smith Cree Nation is located about 25 km northeast of Weldon and about 60 km southeast of Prince Albert.

The government of James Smith Cree Nation declared a state of emergency, which is set to remain in place until 5:00 pm (2300 GMT) on Sept 30.

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