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One dead man and several injured at Messerattacke

Saturday, August 19th, 2017 | World News

In Finland, several people were stabbed at a knife attack. Two people were killed. The police shot a suspect in the legs.

Six people were injured in the afternoon attack in the center of the city of Turku. A policeman managed to stop the knife with a targeted shot in the legs. Then the man was arrested.

So far no indications on terror motif
According to possible further attackers are searched, according to the authorities. Polizeichef Seppo Kolehmainen, according to a report from the radio station Yle, declared that it was too early to draw a link to international terrorism. Nothing is known about the motives of the perpetrator, Kolehmainen said.

According to eyewitnesses, several people were lying on the ground after the attack, reported the Finnish radio station Yle. It had been sacrificed on two different places some 500 meters apart. The government is following the situation in Turku, tweaked Prime Minister Juha Sipilä.

Shots and casualties reported in central #Turku #Finlandhttps: //t.co/Zz98J2BHhW pic.twitter.com/IdoXC8xrCc- Yle News (@ylenews) August 18, 2017
The security precautions at the airport and railway stations have been tightened in the capital Helsinki. Turku is about 170 kilometers west of Helsinki on the south-west coast of Finland. About 190,000 people live in the city.


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