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Melfort RCMP issue emergency alert after reports of stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation

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Melfort RCMP issue emergency alert after reports of stabbings in James Smith Cree Nation
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Melfort RCMP issued a critical emergency alert at 7:12 a.m. on Sunday after receiving several calls about stabbings on James Smith Cree Nation.

Officers have responded and are trying to locate two male suspects: Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson. Damien is listed 5’7 and 155 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. Myles is 6’1 and 200 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. The suspects are believed to be driving a black Nissan Rogue with Saskatchewan license plates. The plate number is 119 MPI.

The RCMP issued an update to the alert at 10:01 a.m. saying there are multiple victims in multiple locations, including James Smith Cree Nation and Weldon. Early indications are that the victims were attacked randomly, according to the update. Police say the situation is rapidly-unfolding.

RCMP officers are searching for Damien and Myles Sanderson. — Photo submitted by the RCMP.

RCMP issued another update around noon saying a black Nissan Rogue with plate number 119 MPI may be travelling in the Arcola Ave. area of Regina. The car was spotted at around 11:45 a.m. Residents in Regina are urged to shelter in place and avoid leaving secure locations.

RCMP continue to advise residents to avoid picking up hitchhikers and stay away from suspicious persons.

Residents in the area are encouraged to shelter in place, or seek shelter immediately. The alert also advises residents to use caution in allowing others into their residences, avoid approaching suspicious persons, and to stay in secure locations.

Drivers are urged to avoid picking up any hitchhikers.

Anyone who sees a suspicious person, has information about the incident, or sees an emergency is asked to call 9-1-1. Residents are asked to avoid disclosing police locations.

STARS Air Ambulance has sent three helicopters to James Smith Cree Nation. The first was dispatched at around 6 a.m. The other two were sent at around 6:50 a.m. A STARS helicopter was also dispatched to Melfort Hospital for an inter-facility transfer at around 9:46 a.m.

The Prince Albert Police Service has called in additional members to help search for the two men. Officers have set up traffic stops around the city, and drivers can expect some delays throughout the day.

Editor’s Note: This story was updated with the names of the suspects at 7:59 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 4. RCMP initially supplied an incorrect photo for Myles Sanderson. This story has been updated with the correct version.