On 4 September 2022, two men carried out multiple stabbings across 13 locations in the James Smith Cree Nation territory and the nearby town of Weldon, located approximately 375 km (235 mi) north of Saskatchewan’s provincial capital Regina. Following the assaults, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) issued a Dangerous Persons Alert for the provinces of Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Alberta. The assailants killed at least 10 people and wounded 18 more. Authorities believe the attackers purposefully selected some of their victims, but randomly targeted the others. One of the suspected assailants was found dead the following day in the James Smith Cree Nation territory. The other suspect, a brother of the deceased suspect, remains at large. Police have been searching for the remaining suspect since May 2022, when he stopped meeting with his parole officer after serving a sentence for assault, criminal mischief, robbery and making threats. A motive for the murders is not known.