2017 Turku stabbings
|2017 Turku stabbings|
Market Square, where the attack started
|Location||Between Market Square and Puutori, central Turku|
18 August 2017|
|8 victims, 1 attacker|
|4 arrested, including suspected attacker|
On 18 August 2017, around 16:00 local time (UTC+3), several people were stabbed in central Turku, Finland. Alarm was first raised at 16:02 and by 16:05 the suspect had been captured. At least two people died in the attack.
On 18 August 2017, at 16:02 local time, several people were stabbed at Central Market Square in central Turku, Finland. The attacker, later described by the police as a young male of foreign background, then stabbed several people on his way to Puutori, where he was shot in the leg by the police and arrested at 16:05.
At 19:00 local time, the police held a press conference where they reported that they were not investigating the incident as a terrorist attack, but the possibility that it was a terrorist attack had not been ruled out.
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- "Turun puukottajan silmitön juoksu kesti 3 minuuttia – tätä reittiä epäilty hyökkääjä kulki" [The savage run of the Turku stabber lasted 3 minutes - this is the route taken by the suspected attacker]. Ilta-Sanomat (in Finnish). 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Two dead, several injured in Turku knife attack". Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Poliisi vahvistaa: Turun puukottajalla kymmenen uhria – Useita poliisioperaatioita, neljä otettu kiinni" [Police confirm: Ten victims in Turku stabbings - Several police operations, four people arrested]. Yle (in Finnish). 19 August 2017. Retrieved 19 August 2017.
- "Poliisi: Epäilty on ulkomaalaistaustainen, nuorehko mies – Henkilöllisyys tai motiivi ei vielä tiedossa" [Police: Suspect is a foreign-born, young man - Identity or motive is not yet known]. Yle. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Several people shot and stabbed in Finnish city of Turku, one arrested". euronews. 18 August 2017. Retrieved 18 August 2017.
- "Sisäministeriö: Poliisi ei tutki Turun puukotuksia terrorismina – Yle seuraa hetki hetkeltä" [Two killed in Turku scourge, suspect is still in hospital care - A moment in the moment monitoring continues on Saturday] (in Finnish). Yle.
- "Two dead, at least six hurt in knife attack in Finland". Reuters
- "Finland stabbings: Two dead and suspect shot in Turku". BBC News. 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-18.