The 30-year-old was arrested on Wednesday afternoon (local time) near the village of Rosthern in the province of Saskatchewan, the investigators said. The man, along with his brother, is said to be responsible for the knife attacks at the James Smith Cree First Nation Reservation and the village of Weldon. Both crime scenes are in Saskatchewan.
Ten people were killed and 18 injured early Sunday morning. The older brother’s body was found on Monday. The police first announced that the body had injuries that the man probably did not inflict on himself. Canadian media are now reporting, citing police sources, that the man inflicted the fatal injuries himself. However, the background to the crime is still unknown.
Investigators examine one of the crime scenes in the city of Weldon, Saskatchewan on September 4, 2022
On Tuesday it became known that the man who had been arrested had been repeatedly delinquent for more than two decades “without major interruptions”. As an adult, he was convicted on a total of 59 counts over the years, including assault, threats of violence and theft, according to a probation file from February that is available to the German Press Agency. The man has struggled with alcohol and drug problems since late childhood and began using cocaine at the age of 14.
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