“The suspect was seeking an asylum [in Finland],” Robin Lardot of the Central Bureau of Investigation said at a press conference on Saturday.
The attacker arrived in Finland in 2016, Lardot said, adding that it was not clear if the man was denied asylum.
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Apart from the prime suspect, Finnish police detained four Moroccan citizens, Krista Granroth of the Central Bureau of Investigation said.
An international arrest warrant was also issued for a sixth person, she added, without disclosing the suspect’s nationality.
The suspect seems to have deliberately targeted women, Granroth said, adding that both killed were women. Four of the six injured are also women, she stated, adding that the two men who were injured seemed to be protecting the women during the attack.
Two people were killed and six injured in the stabbing attack. Police shot and injured the …