Two dead, eight injured in stabbing incident in Finland
An incident of stabbing was reported from the city of Turku in western Finland on Friday in which two person was killed and eight injured.
Police is said to have shot at the suspect and arrested him after several people were stabbed. It is not yet clear if the incident was terror-related. One man and five women - one pushing a baby in a pram - were injured in the attack.
Turku police has asked the public to move away from the city center. Turku is in Finland's southwest and lies around 140 kilometers (around 85 miles) west of the capital, Helsinki. It is a Swedish speaking city.
Several persons stabbed in central Turku. Police has shot at suspected perpetrator. One person is apprehendee— L-S poliisi (@L_S_poliisi) August 18, 2017
A tweet from South-West Finland police at 16:40 local time (13:40 GMT) read: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."
The stabbing in Finland comes on the heels of ISIS terrorists attack in Barcelona which left 13 people dead and 100 others injured.