Finland stabbings: Man shot by police after attack in city of Turku

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Police have shot and detained a man after he allegedly stabbed several people in the city of Turku in Finland.

Witnesses said they saw a person lying lifeless in the street following the apparent spree at around 3pm on Friday, according to reports.

Shortly before 4pm, police said they were still hunting further potential suspects.

Broadcaster YLE said several people were thought to be injured after the incident happened in the Puutori-Market Square area of the south-west Finnish city.

Hunt: Officers are searching for other potential suspects after the attack in Turku’s central market square (Reuters)

The tabloid Ilta-Sanomat said six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with a buggy was attacked by a man with a large knife.

Map of where the attack took place

The suspect is said to have been detained after being shot in the leg.

Around 4:40 pm, South-West Finland police said on Twitter: “Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre.”


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