THE WIRE; Two Dead, Eight Injured In Finland Stabbing

The Wire BannerAt least two people are dead, and a further eight injured, following a stabbing at a market square in the southwestern city of Turku, in Finland.

According to Finnish police, the suspect in the attack was shot by police and taken into custody. It is understood he was shot in the leg.

Police had initially warned that there may have been other attackers at large still, following the attack in the city’s Puutori-Market Square area, though they have since said that they are not seeking any other suspects.

It was unclear if the incident was related to terrorism, Finnish police said during a press conference.

People were warned to stay away from the city as security was reinforced nationwide, including at key sites in the southern capital of Helsinki, where armed police could be seen at the central train station and the airport..

Finland is traditionally peaceful but the Finnish security intelligence service raised the terrorism threat level in June, saying it had become aware of more serious terrorism-related plans.

Four people were killed in neighbouring Sweden in April when an Uzbek man drove a hijacked lorry into a crowd in central Stockholm.

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