Man charged for threatening people with machete at James Smith Cree Nation

At the site of a community who had a mass stabbing less than a year ago, police report an arrest for man threatening people with machete


Saskatchewan RCMP have charged a man for allegedly threatening people with a machete on a First Nation community that was the site of a mass stabbing almost a year ago.

Mounties say officers were called earlier this week to James Smith Cree Nation for reports of the threats.

Police say officers found the 51-year-old man outside a home in the community.

The man had allegedly assaulted an officer before police used a stun gun to arrest him.

Police say the officer who was assaulted suffered minor injuries.

The man faces assault charges and for possessing a weapon for a dangerous purposes, as well as for failing to comply with a release order condition.

In September, RCMP say Myles Sanderson killed 11 people and injured 17 others in a stabbing rampage.

Sanderson died in police custody a few days after the stabbings.

Coroners inquests that are to examine the killings and Sanderson’s death are set for early next year.

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