Stabbing Attack Turku, Finland, Two Dead, Multiple Injured
Two people were killed and 6 injured in a stabbing attack in Turku, Finland on Friday. A knife-wielding man shouting “allahu akbar” went on a stabbing rampage in the downtown Puutori– Market Square. Police shot him in the thigh, then arrested him. Police stated his “motive is unclear.”
The incident occurred at around 4:40 p.m. local time. Finland police tweeted, “Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre.”
Although initial reports claimed more people were involved in the mass stabbing, police said there was only one man. He is being treated at a nearby hospital.
This comes as Germany deals with another stabbing incident at a shop in Dusseldorf where one was killed, one injured with the suspect still at large. Police there do not know if it is related to terrorism.
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Islamist heard stabbing people while shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ in Turku, Finland. pic.twitter.com/8aQOZgu7Hl
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105.9 SEASIDE-FM News – Finland police investigating deadly mass stabbing in Turku. Police shot and injured a… https://t.co/5WtjZvXVPV
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Two dead in stabbing attack in Turku, Finland https://t.co/W1gNDpdEfz
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BREAKING: Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg suspected of stabbing several people in western city of Turku.
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