At least ten people have been killed in a series of knife attacks in Canada . 15 injured were taken to hospitals for treatment. Two suspects are on the run, said the police in the central Canadian province of Saskatchewan at a press conference.
The victims were attacked in two communities in Saskatchewan, Canadian media reported. According to their own statements, the police are investigating a total of 13 crime scenes. “At some of these crime scenes there is “possibly no dead person, but injured people who have not died,” said police officer Rhonda Blackmore. Further injuries cannot be ruled out. Some of the victims were apparently targeted, others indiscriminately. ” So it would be extremely difficult to pinpoint a motive at this point.”
Police are looking for the two male suspects in Saskatchewan and the neighboring provinces of Manitoba and Alberta, Canadian media reports. The area of these three provinces in central Canada is more than five times the area of Germany.
Trudeau: Attacks ‘appalling and heartbreaking’
“At this time we have no indication that they have traveled to another province, but since they are in a vehicle we cannot be 100% certain where they are at the moment,” Blackmore said. According to police, the two men may be in a black Nissan Rogue. “The priority now is to locate them and make sure we have them in custody,” Blackmore said.
Additional emergency services were also ordered to a game in a football stadium in the small town of Regina. Police called on people in the area not to hitchhike or approach the suspects.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was concerned on Twitter. The attacks were “appalling and heartbreaking,” he wrote.