Two dead, six hospitalised after stabbings: Finnish police

 

Two dead, six hospitalised after stabbings: Finnish police
Rescue personnel cordon the place where several people were stabbed, at Turku Market Square

One suspect has been "apprehended"

By AP/Reuters

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Published: Sat 19 Aug 2017, 7:00 PM

Two people were killed and six people needed hospital treatment after a knife attack in the Finnish city of Turku, police said in a news conference on Friday.

They said there was only one suspect so far, a young man, and added that it was unclear if the incident was related to terrorism.
Prime Minister Juha Sipila said the government was closely monitoring the ongoing police operation and holding an emergency meeting later Friday.
Police planned a news conference at 7 p.m. (1500 GMT; 11 a.m. EDT) in Turku, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Helsinki.
 

Turku Market Square on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, with a yellow ambulance on the corner of the square (behind red car).
Turku Market Square on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, with a yellow ambulance on the corner of the square (behind red car).

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