Saskatchewan: The second suspect connected to a mass stabbing spree in Saskatchewan last week, died shortly after his arrest, police said.
Miles Sanderson, 30, was taken into custody by the RCMP on Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier, his brother and accomplice in the crime, Damien Sanderson, 31, was found dead with wounds and not believed to be self-inflicted at this point. His body was located outdoors, in a heavily grassed area in proximity to a house being investigated.
Addressing a press conference, RcMP Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore said Sanderson developed a medical problem shortly after his arrest by the police. He was immediately rushed to the nearby hospital by paramedics but he could not be saved and doctors pronounced dead at the hospital.
He said that he was gravely injured before the arrival of the paramedics, he was provided medical assistance on the spot by the Mounties. He died of his pre-existing injuries.
Blackmore said police would provide further details in his death after a post-mortem examination.
Sanderson was found near Rosdern, Saskatchewan, at 3:30 a.m. on Wednesday, he said. An alert in this regard was issued since Sunday morning.
Police were informed by a local resident that a man with sharp-edged weapon had been spotted near Waka, Saskatchewan. It was also reported that the man was travelling in a stolen white-coloured 2008 model’s Severley Avalanche.
Shortly after the arrest, a video shared on social media showed a white truck in a ditch on Highway 11 surrounded by RCMP cruisers from all sides and a helicopter was also seen hovering over it.
Earlier, Damien Sanderson and Miles Sanderson were accused of stabbing 11 people and injuring 19 others. The police had released their pictures and both were roaming in a black car after the crime.