police received first report of stabbing There were several more calls to James Smith Cree Nation at 5:40 a.m. local time (6:30 a.m. ET), and within minutes there were several more calls reporting other stabbings throughout the community, police said.
Police said that within hours, the situation turned into a massive stabbing incident in which at least 25 people were killed, of whom 10 died.
Company spokesman Mark Oden told CNN that three James Smith Cree Nation helicopters were sent from Stars Air Ambulance during the attack. The first crew to arrive jumped into a trio of victims and the second plane brought in a doctor to help with triage and lead the emergency response, he said.
Oden said helicopter crews took some of the victims to the Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon and several other patients to local hospitals. He was not able to give details about the patients or their conditions.
An alert was issued by police to a number of dangerous individuals during the morning, which was spreading to the province of Saskatchewan and neighboring Manitoba and Alberta.
Canadian Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino Asked Residents take shelter.
He tweeted, “For everyone in Saskatchewan, especially near the James Smith Cree First Nation area, please shelter in place and stay safe.”
Authorities have identified 13 different scenes where the attacks took place.
There may be additional victims who were injured and taken to hospital themselves, with police urging potential victims to contact law enforcement.
“Our condolences are with the many deceased and injured victims, their families, friends and the community. “What has happened in our province today is appalling,” said assistant commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Rhonda Blackmore.
Here’s where the attack happened in Saskatchewan: