© Reuters photo file: A police forensics team examines a crime scene after several people were killed and injured in an attack in Weldon, Saskatchewan, Canada. September 4, 2022. REUTERS/David Stobe/File photo
By Valerie Zink
SASKATONE, Saskatchewan (Reuters) – The suspect wanted by Canadian authorities in an apparent self-inflicted wound yesterday that killed 10 people in and around a Saskatchewan native reserve was arrested, Canada’s Global News Agency reported.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said earlier that 30-year-old Myles Sanderson was taken into custody near Rostern, Saskatchewan, about 100 km (62 miles) southwest of the scene of the murder.
Global News, citing multiple law enforcement sources, reported that Sanderson surrendered to police and was taken alive by ambulance after officers pulled the vehicle off the road and followed him down the highway. He died after authorities believe he suffered a self-inflicted wound. His older brother and co-accused, Damien Sanderson, 31, was himself found dead on Monday, a day after he was killed, in the James Smith Creek (NYSE) grass area 🙂 Nation.
Police said they are investigating whether a younger sibling may have killed his brother, and that Miles may have suffered injuries that required medical attention.
There has been no official statement on Miles Sanderson’s death from Canadian officials, who are expected to hold a press conference Wednesday evening.