For the second day in a row, terror-plagued Europe has suffered an attack.
Eight people were stabbed — including a mother pushing her baby in a stroller — by an assailant in the center of Turku, Finland, Friday, in an incident that is still being investigated by local authorities.
Though the official motives for the stabbing spree remains undetermined, the apprehended suspect is a young male described by authorities as “not Finnish,” according to a report. Later, police described the assailant as a “youngish man with a foreign background.”
NOW: AP is reporting there's been a mass stabbing in Finland, in the city of Turku. pic.twitter.com/BrtBUCKzhN— Andrew deGrandpre (@adegrandpre) August 18, 2017
Two people have died from their injuries, and another six are wounded, police said in a statement.
Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation, a police outfit that focuses on serious crimes such as acts of terrorism, has taken over the investigation. They will hold a press conference at 2 P.M. local time Saturday.
In June, the Finish Security Intelligence Service (SUPO) raised the terrorism threat level from “low” to “elevated,” citing intel on potential Islamic terror.
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