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    Finnish police patrol in front of the Central Railway Station, after stabbings in Turku, in Central Helsinki, Finland August 18, 2017

    Finnish Police Investigate Turku Attack as Terror Act

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    Finnish police are investigating Friday's stabbing attack in Turku as a terrorist attack, local radio company Yle reported.

    Finnish police investigate a Friday's stabbing attack in the city of Turku as "murders with terrorist intent," The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) also said Saturday.

    The suspect behind the stabbing attack is an 18 years old Moroccan man, the Reuters news agency reports, citing local police services.

    In addition to the 18-year-old suspected perpetrator of the stabbing attack in the city of Turku, the Finnish police arrested four other people over possible links to the accident, the National Bureau of Investigation also said.

    ​Several people were stabbed in the central area of Turku, Finland on Friday. One person has been apprehended. One of the victims is reportedly an old woman.

    Eyewitnesses also stated they heard shots in the area.

    The Southwest Finland Police Service said on Friday it was looking for more possible suspects in the multiple stabbings in the city of Turku. 

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