Friday, 18 August 2017

Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku



Two people have been killed and at least six others wounded in a stabbing in Turku in south-west Finland, say police.

 
Police, who were on the scene within minutes, shot the suspected attacker and arrested him.


He has been taken into custody.


The attack took place in the Puutori-Market Square area of Turku. Police initially asked people to stay away from the city centre but then then said the incident was over.


Interior Minister Paula Risikko described the suspect as "foreign-looking" and linked the attack to the murder of 14 people in Barcelona. Finnish authorities have said, however, that it is too early to describe the incident as terrorism.
The attack was over in a matter of minutes.


Police said the alarm was raised at 16:02 local time (13:02 GMT) and that the suspect was arrested three minutes later.


Three armed Finnish police officers tend to a man lying on the pavement at the scene




BBC     News.