- A stabbing attack took place on August 18 in Turku, Finland.
- The incident happened in a market square.
- Finnish police said two people have died and eight people have been injured.
- Three of those injured are in intensive care.
- Police have described the suspect as an 18-year-old Moroccan.
- He arrived in Finland in 2016 and has “been part of the asylum process”.
- The attacker appeared to deliberately target women, police said.
- Officers shot the suspected attacker in the leg and arrested him.
- He is in custody and being treated in hospital for his injuries.
- Police are investigating the attacks as crimes related to terrorism.
- Finnish police have since raided an apartment on the outskirts of the city and made several other arrests.
- They made four subsequent arrests on Saturday (August 19) – all Moroccan men with possible links to the suspected attacker.
- They warned people to stay away from the city.
- Security was reinforced nationwide.
- On Friday evening, people gathered to pay tribute in the market square where the knife attack took place.