Finnish police arrest multiple suspects stabbing Turku

Finnish police arrest multiple suspects stabbing Turku

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In the investigation of the stabbing in Turku, where Friday two people were killed, four men arrested. That made the Finnish National Police Saturday afternoon known.

For a fifth suspect is an international arrest warrant was issued. According to a politiewoordvoerder work the Finns closely with Europol.

The police also gave more details about the offender, which on Friday by the police in his leg was shot before being arrested. The 18-year-old man of Moroccan descent would be in 2016 to Finland have come and in anticipation of the completion of the asylum procedure, writes Reuters.

According to the poilitie seems to be the culprit, armed wandering about in the market square of the city of Turku, the women to have coined.

‘Terrorist motive’

In the video, two dead, both with the Finnish nationality. Among the eight injured are a Swede, a Brit and an Italian. The nationality of the other wounded by the police not disclosed. The are believed to be Finns.

It is not yet known how the five suspects who are now in the frame with the Finnish police, were involved with the offender or his action.

Earlier on Saturday, the police announced that the attack is being treated as a “murder and attempted murder, with a terrorist motive.”


Finnish police are continuing part square in Turku after attack


In the whole of Finland, security is increased as a result of the steekincident. The police will have extra patrol and surveillance at the airport and at railway stations of the Finnish capital Helsinki is also reinforced.

The attack in Turku came a day after the attack in Barcelona, where a van with full speed, rammed pedestrians on the busy Ramblas. There fell thirteen deaths and more than a hundred wounded.

Stabbing in the Finnish city of Turku

The defendant has ten people on the market square in Turku stabbed. Two have not survived.

The incident by the police treated as a terrorist act.

The suspect is an 18-year-old man of Moroccan origin.

As a result of the incident in the whole of Finland, the increased security protection, including at the train station in Helsinki.

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