2 Dead in Finland Stabbing Rampage

6 others wounded in the attack
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 18, 2017 11:59 AM CDT
2 Dead in Finland Stabbing Rampage
Turku Market Square on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017, with a yellow ambulance on the corner of the square (behind red car). Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.    (Uncredited)

Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku, about 90 miles west of the capital, Helsinki, the AP reports. Police say that a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him. Finland's top police chief Seppo Kolehmainen said it was too early to link the events in Turku to international terrorism, according to the YLE broadcaster. Kolehmainen said it was "nothing is known about the motives ... or what precisely has happened in Turku." (Read more Finland stories.)

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