The Latest: Finnish police look for more stabbing suspects

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – The Latest on stabbing in Finland (all times local):

HELSINKI (AP) – Police: 2 dead in stabbings in western Finland.

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7 p.m.

Finland’s main news agency says one person has died in the stabbings in the western city of Turku.

The STT agency cited the hospital where the victim died.

Finland’s top police chief Seppo Kolehmainen said it was too early to link the events in Turku to international terrorism, according to the YLE broadcaster.

Kolehmainen said it was “nothing is known about the motives … or what precisely has happened in Turku.”

Police earlier said officers shot a man in the leg and detained him after the stabbings. Police also say they are looking for more potential suspects.

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6:35 p.m.

Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in the stabbing of several people in the western city of Turku.

Police made the announcement on Twitter, also warning people to leave and avoid central Turku. Earlier, police said they shot one man in the leg who was suspected of stabbing several people.

Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

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6:10 p.m.

Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.

Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.

On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku.

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

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5:35 p.m.

Police in Finland say they are looking for more potential suspects in the stabbing of several people in the western city of Turku.

Police made the announcement on Twitter, also warning people to leave and avoid central Turku. Earlier, police said they shot one man in the leg who was suspected of stabbing several people.

Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

Waltteri Varjokivi
@varjokivi

Multiple people stabbed in #Turku shouting Allahu Akbar https://t.co/2AQgrMJRox

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5:10 p.m.

Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.

Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.

On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku.

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

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Turkulainen
turkulainen.fi
Poliisi on eristänyt alueen.
(The police have isolated the area.)

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