The Saskatchewan RCMP said Myles Sanderson, a second suspect in a stabbing incident that left 10 people dead, has died.
The Mounties announced at a press conference Wednesday night just hours after it was reported that the RCMP had arrested Sanderson near Rosthern, Saskatchewan, ending a multi-day search.
Police say the car he was driving was pushed off the highway by RCMP officers into a ditch after Sanderson was found. Arrested. A knife was also found in the car.
“Shortly after his arrest, he suffered medical distress and was taken to a hospital in Saskatoon,” said Rhonda Blackmore, commander of the Saskatchewan RCMP.
Sanderson was pronounced dead at Saskatoon Hospital.
Blackmore added that an independent, external investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident will be completed.
Sanderson was the subject of a manhunt after a stabbing incident northeast of Saskatoon that began Sunday. 13 separate crime scenes were found.
Sanderson’s brother, Damien Sanderson, was also originally named as a suspect. His body was found Monday in the bushes of James’ Cree in his Nation, with obvious wounds that weren’t self-inflicted.
Damien was the 11th person to die in connection with the stabbing. The RCMP released the names of other victims Wednesday morning.
In addition to the dead, 19 more people were injured.