Two killed in stabbing in Turku, Finland

Baku, August 18, AZERTAC

Two people have been killed by an unidentified knifeman who stabbed several passers-by in Finland’s city of Turku on Friday, a Finnish police official said at a press conference, TASS reports.

"Eight people have been wounded and two of them have died," he said. The police authorities noted that one person is suspected in connection with the terror attack. He is in hospital now. Finland’s Ministry of the Interior said he is not a Finnish citizen.

Police earlier reported that an unidentified knifeman stabbed a few people in downtown Turku. Police officers opened fire on the attacker, wounding him in the leg. He was detained.

Law enforcement authorities ask people to avoid the city center. The Reuters news agency reported that security measures in Helsinki’s airport and railway stations were tightened due to the incident.

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