A dangerous person alert involving two suspects linked to multiple potentially random attacks in Saskatchewan has been extended to Alberta and Manitoba.
The two suspects, Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson, may have been spotted in the Regina area according to the RCMP.
Damien is described as being five-foot-seven and weighing 155 pounds. Myles is just over six feet tall and weighs 240 pounds, according to police.
In an update sent shortly after noon, RCMP said the two suspects linked to the attacks may have traveled to the Arcola Avenue area of the city around 11:45 a.m. Sunday morning.
Residents of Regina have been instructed to take precautions and consider sheltering in place.
“As the suspects are at large, we have also requested that the alert be extended to Manitoba and Alberta,” the RCMP said in the update.
RCMP in Saskatchewan first issued the Dangerous Persons Alert Sunday morning in connection with multiple reports of stabbings in James Smith’s Cree Nation. RCMP later said Weldon, Sask. was also the site of at least one violent incident.
Police did not share details of the attacks or the number of casualties.
In a statement to CTV News, the Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) said there had been a “high casualty rate” linked to the incident and a call for additional personnel was issued to help respond to the incident. influx of patients.
“We can confirm that multiple people are being triaged and cared for across multiple sites and are working with our medical teams to meet patient needs as this incident unfolds,” the SHA statement read.
The SHA confirmed that it had issued a “code orange” in response to the incident. A similar action was taken in response to the Humboldt Broncos bus crash in 2018 which killed 16 people and injured 13 others.
In an update sent just after 10 a.m., RCMP said the alleged victims may have been randomly attacked. The alert has also been expanded from a more localized area to include the whole province.
The first alert issued just before 8 a.m. said police were looking for a pair of suspects “after multiple stabbing calls” in the First Nation located about 40 kilometers northwest of Melfort.
In an update sent minutes later, the suspects were identified.
A third update posted around 8:20 a.m. said the suspects may be traveling in a black Nissan Rogue with Saskatchewan license plate 119 MPI.
At around 6 a.m., the STARS air ambulance made three separate dispatches to James Smith’s Cree Nation on Sunday morning.
Around 9:30 a.m., a fourth ambulance was dispatched, this time to Melfort.
RCMP have asked people living in the area to take shelter immediately or shelter in place.
“Do not leave a safe place. Exercise caution allowing others to enter your residence,” the RCMP alert said.
The alert also warned against approaching suspicious people and boarding hitchhikers.
RCMP have asked area residents to refrain from disclosing police locations.
The alert says anyone in the area who spots a suspicious person or experiences an emergency should call 911.
With files from The Canadian Press.
–This is a developing story. More details to come.