Three killed in Finland, Germany stabbings

 

Three killed in Finland, Germany stabbings

The motive of the suspect or suspects was not immediately known.

By AFP

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Published: Fri 18 Aug 2017, 11:33 PM

Last updated: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 1:41 AM

Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large.
"There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured," Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square.
Police shot one suspect in the legs and arrested him. Security forces wrote on Twitter that police were "looking for other possible perpetrators".
"They ask the population to leave and avoid central Turku," the tweet added.
The motive of the suspect or suspects was not immediately known.
In Turku, images of a body covered in a white blanket at the scene of the stabbing was published on some online news sites, including the local daily Turun Sanomat.
One man was killed and another injured in a stabbing in a western German city, 20km east of Dusseldorf, on Friday police said, adding that the attacker was still on the loose. "We can confirm there has been a deadly crime. One man has died and another man is in hospital," a police spokeswoman said.
The police said they were hunting for one or more assailants, but could not immediately provide more information about the circumstances of the attack.


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