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Two people were dead and six more wounded following a stabbing spree in the city of Turku.
Two people were dead and six more wounded following a stabbing spree in the city of Turku.

Finland Stabbing Was Terror Attack

Finland Stabbing Was Terror Attack

Finnish police said Saturday that after new information on a stabbing spree that left two people dead, it is now considered a terrorist attack, identifying the suspect as an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen. Police shot and wounded the knife-wielding suspect on Friday, arresting him minutes after an afternoon stabbing rampage at a busy market square in Turku in southwestern Finland, AFP reported.
"The incidents were initially investigated as murders, but in light of further information received during the night, the offences now include murders with terrorist intent," police said in a statement. The suspect's "identity is known to the police. He is an 18-year-old Moroccan citizen," police said, providing no other details about him. The number of injured in the attack rose from six to eight and included an Italian national and two Swedes, police said. The other victims were Finns.
Five people were also arrested in a Turku apartment overnight.

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