Melfort RCMP have issued a province-wide dangerous person alert after multiple reports of stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon, Saskatchewan.
Police said they received a report that the two suspects, identified by RCMP as Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson, may have traveled to the Arcola Avenue area of Regina around 11:45 a.m.
“As the suspects are at large, we have also requested that the alert be extended to Manitoba and Alberta,” the RCMP said in a news release Sunday afternoon.
They released this information just after noon CT on Sunday.
In the alert issued at 8:20 a.m. CT Sunday, they said two male suspects would be in a black Nissan Rogue with Saskatchewan license plate 119 MPI. Since suspects may have access to a vehicle, the RCMP has extended the alert province-wide.
Police are asking residents of Regina to take precautions and consider sheltering in place. RCMP said residents should be careful not to let other people into their homes and not to leave a safe area.
A 10 a.m. CT update from Saskatchewan RCMP indicated that there were multiple victims in multiple locations and it appears the victims were attacked at random.
Weldon is located approximately 50 kilometers southeast of Prince Albert and approximately 25 kilometers southwest of James Smith Cree Nation.
Damien Sanderson is described as being five-foot-seven and weighing 155 pounds. with black hair and brown eyes.
Myles Sanderson is listed as six foot one inch tall and weighing 240 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.
The alert was first issued at 7:12 a.m. CT Sunday and has since been subject to several updates.
Regina-area residents are also advised not to approach suspicious people or pick up hitchhikers.
Instead, the RCMP said they should report suspicious people, emergencies or information to 911.
They are also asked not to share police locations.
Three STARS air ambulances were dispatched to James Smith Cree Nation between 6:01 a.m. and 6:49 a.m.
Mark Oddan of STARS ambulance said in an email that two of the helicopters were dispatched from Saskatoon and one from Regina.
The first crew from Saskatoon triaged patients at the scene, and the second plane brought a doctor to the scene to direct the response.
Other ground crews transported patients to hospitals in Prince Albert, Nipawin and Melfort, Oddan said in the email.
The three STARS ambulances each transported a patient to Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon. Two patients were taken to the scene and one was transported from Melfort Hospital where they had arrived by land ambulance.