Media: suspect in attack in Turku Moroccan named Abdul Rahman
TASS, August 19. Suspect in knife attack on passers-by in the centre of the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, the 18-year-old Moroccan allegedly named Abdul Rahman. On Saturday told the newspaper Turun Sanomat.
According to her, he lived in the refugee reception centre for hostel price! in the suburbs of Turku. Local residents told the newspaper that, in their opinion, Rahman seemed lonely and depressed.
The Finnish Central criminal police, leading the investigation into the attack, while in the interests of the investigation, refuses to name the criminal.
Friday night in the heart of Turku 18-year-old migrant from Morocco who arrived in the country as a refugee and sought asylum in Finland, with a knife attacked passers-by, as a result, two died, eight people were injured varying degrees of severity.
The Moroccan came to Finland in the spring of 2016, he lived in Turku, including in the refugee reception centre. His case was being considered by the migration authorities and, according to unofficial information, the Finnish media, he was denied asylum.
Except it had arrested four people, all citizens of Morocco. In addition, one suspect was declared in the international search. Finnish police initially considered the attack in Turku as the murder of two people and attempted murder in eight cases, but now these crimes are being investigated as a terrorist attack.
After the tragedy in public places, in ports, railway stations and airports of Finland have tightened security. On Sunday at 10 a.m. the country will observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the attack.