Two dead, several injured in Turku knife attack

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A knife-wielding man attacked 10 people in downtown Turku on Friday afternoon, killing two and wounding eight.

At a press conference on Friday evening, police said that eight people were stabbed in the incident, which began at 16:02, and two of them had died. On Saturday they said there had in fact been 10 victims.

The suspect was shot in the leg and apprehended by police by 16:05, and as of Friday evening was being treated in hospital.

A hospital official said on Friday evening that all of the victims were adults. On Saturday officials said that one was in fact under 18. Turku’s main hospital has established a crisis centre at which trauma counselling is available.

The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has taken over the probe from the Turku police department, and the security intelligence police Supo are also involved in the investigation, along with Interpol. On Saturday the NBI said the incident was being investigated as a potential terror attack.   Full Report

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