Saskatchewan shooting suspect not 'actively' wanted by RCMP | Knife attacks in Saskatchewan

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The suspect in the Saskatchewan shooting was not “actively wanted” by the RCMP | Saskatchewan

On September 7, 2022, police cars are at the scene of the arrest of Myles Sanderson, the prime suspect in a series of stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation and the village of Weldon, Saskatchewan. .

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said a special unit created specifically to find people at “unlawful liberty” was not actively searching. search for the alleged perpetrator of the series of deadly stabbings that occurred ten days ago in Saskatchewan.

Myles Sanderson is the main suspect in these attacks against members of the Cree community of James Smith and the neighboring village of Weldon. The series of assaults, which left 10 dead and 18 injured, sparked a four-day manhunt across the Prairies.

The suspect was eventually arrested on a rural stretch of a Saskatchewan highway last Wednesday. RCMP later said he was in medical distress and died in custody.

Correctional Service Canada says Myles Sanderson had granted statutory release after serving two-thirds of his sentence and leaving prison in August 2021. But he was declared unlawfully at large at the end of May, a hundred days before the stabbings in Saskatchewan.

However, since last year there has been a unit within the Saskatchewan RCMP dedicated to locating wanted persons for violating their parole conditions. However, the federal police indicated that this unit was not investigating the case of Myles Sanderson.

The RCMP says that the police are currently dealing with more than 6,000 such warrants and that the unit focuses primarily on high-profile delinquents and gang members wanted for unlawful liberty.

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