One reportedly dead as several people stabbed in Finland attack

British man stabbed defending victims of Finland terror attack insists he's not a hero

The tenant of the house is believed to have been the owner of a van sought by the police after the attack, according to the newspaper.

Police said at least eight people were injured and two have been killed.

It was not immediately clear if the attack near the city's central Puutori Square on August 18 was terror-related or fueled by a different motive.

Mayor of Turku, Aleksi Randell, said the city center is safe following the attack and urged citizens to stay calm.

Police planned a news conference at 7 p.m. (1600 GMT; 12 p.m. EDT) in Turku, about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of Helsinki, with Finland's interior minister and the national police chief.

Two people were stabbed to death in an attack in Finland that left eight others wounded.

Police warned that several other suspects could still be at large.

At least two people have reportedly died while six others have sustained injuries in a stabbing case in south-western Finland's Turku city, reports said.

They identified the attacker as an 18-year-old Moroccan. Both the victims were Finns and the injured included an Italian and two Swedes, as said by the Bureau. One man and five women - one pushing a baby in a pram - were injured in the attack.

KRP states in its press release that security authorities have raised their alertness and stepped up their presence in urban areas across Finland. The attack was reported from the southwestern city of Turku, where police reportedly shot a man in the leg before arresting him in this connection.

Police made the announcement on Twitter, also warning people to leave and avoid central Turku. "We saw a man on the square and a knife glittered", Laine was quoted as saying.

Translated from Finnish, he wrote: "The Government will closely monitor the situation and the ongoing police operation in Turku".

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