Finland stabbings: Attacker shot after stabbing 2 to death

Two people have been killed and at least six others injured in a stabbing in Finland, police officials say.

Police said they shot the man who attacked several people in the south-western city of Turku.

He has been taken into custody after being shot in the leg, police say.

The incident reportedly took place in the Puutori-Market Square area. Police have warned other attackers may remain at large, and asked people to stay away from the city centre.

Turku University Hospital director Petri Virolainen told journalists that at least eight people had been sent there with injuries, and one person had died.

At a press conference later, police confirmed a second death.

A tweet from South-West Finland police at 16:40 local time (13:40 GMT) read: “Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre.”


Source: BBC

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Back to top button