Police have confirmed that the suspect in the recent mass stabbing in Canada has been detained.
Ten people were killed and 18 injured following attacks in and around an indigenous reserve in central Saskatchewan province on Sunday.
Hundreds of police officers launched an extensive manhunt against the suspects, brothers Myles and Damien Sanderson, who fled the crime scene.
Damien was found dead in a grassy area of the James Smith Cree Nation on Monday with injuries that police said were not self-inflicted.
Myles Sanderson, who was described by officers as armed and dangerous, remained indifferent until Wednesday afternoon.
A statement from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police said: “Myles Sanderson was located and taken into police custody near Rosthern, Saskatchewan around 3:30pm today.
“There is no longer a risk to public safety associated with this investigation.”
Sunday’s stabbing was one of the deadliest attacks in Canada’s modern history.
Police said some victims appeared to have been targeted intentionally, while others were attacked at random.
Officers did not disclose a possible motive, but a statement from an indigenous group from the province suggested the stabbings could be drug-related.
Violation of parole
Questions began to arise about why Myles Sanderson – with 59 convictions and a long history of violence – was on the streets.
The 32-year-old was pardoned in February while serving a more than four-year sentence on charges including assault and robbery. But he has been wanted by police since May, apparently in violation of the terms of his release.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau described the stabbing as “shocking and heartbreaking”.
“This kind of violence, or any form of violence, has no place in our country,” he said.