Police have shot a man who stabbed several people while screaming Allahu Akbar in the city of Turku. A woman and a baby are among the injured, the Mirror reports.
"Armed police have opened fire on a knife-wielding attacker ‘screaming Allahu Akbar’ who has gone on a rampage ‘randomly stabbing people’ in Finland.
Police have confirmed “several people have been knifed” in the centre of Turku this afternoon – including ‘a woman and a baby’.
The police are urging people to avoid the centre of town – and a body has reportedly been spotted covered up.
According to information police have opened fire – and witnesses report seeing a pool of blood.
Early reports say one assailant was shot in the leg – and this person was arrested.
The police tweeted at 2.50pm: “Several persons stabbed in central Turku. Police has shot at suspected perpetrator. One person is apprehended.”
Five minutes earlier they tweeted: “People are advised to leave the Centre of Turku.”
According to an eyewitness, the incident happened close to the Market Square.
Among the injured is an elderly mother with a young boy nearby – both of whom were spotted covered in blood…."
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