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Finland attack – Several people stabbed after ‘multiple’ knifemen shouting Allahu Akbar rampage through city of Turku amid reports of shots fired

Finland attack – Several people stabbed after ‘multiple’ knifemen shouting Allahu Akbar rampage through city of Turku amid reports of shots fired

THE centre of a Finnish city is on lockdown as there are reports of multiple attackers with knives.

Armed police scrambled to Turku as a group said to be armed with blades reportedly stabbed several people.

It is currently unclear if it was just one person with a knife or multiple attackers as there are mixed reports.

Bystanders said a number of people were stabbed in Market Square before one person was arrested by Finnish police.

It is not clear if this is the same person who is said to have been shot in the leg by police as bystanders say they heard gunshots.


One person tweeted: “At least 5 victims, most likely some fatalities one was a woman with a baby.”

Others said a young man and woman were stabbed in the back during the rampage.

According to local reports at least one person was lying on the ground as multiple people also appeared to be injured.

South-West Finland police said on Twitter: “Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre.”

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