The number of victims from the attack in the heart of Turku grew to ten people
Ten people were injured in an attack by a man with a knife at passers-by in the city centre of Turku in Finland and were hospitalized, three of them are in critical condition in intensive care. About this reports portal Yle with reference to the Director of the local hospital Lin Selalu.
Previously it was known about two dead and six injured.
A man armed with a knife attacked people at the market square in the centre of Turku in the period from 16:02 to 16:05 GMT. Law enforcement officers opened fire on the assailant and wounded him in the leg. After that, the man was detained.
The Finnish authorities stated that it did not regard the incident as a terrorist attack. Police is searching several alleged attackers at passers-by in Turku.
Later the Finnish broadcaster MTV3 has reported that last night had been detained several suspects in the attack on people in Turku.
“Their role in the incident, it turns out — whether they were participants in the events or simply were familiar with that person [the attackers],” said a senior Commissioner of the Central criminal police Markus Laine.