2 Dead and 8 Injured in Finland Stabbing Attack

August 18, 2017 Updated: August 18, 2017    

Two people have been killed and eight injured in a mass stabbing in Finland on Friday, according to Sky News.

Police shot the suspect in the leg and arrested him, Fox News reported. The killer struck in the early afternoon, screaming “Allahu Akbar” as he rampaged through the streets, Daily Mail reported.

Several people were seen lying on the ground on the streets in the Finnish city of Turku, according to Finnish broadcaster YLE.

An armed police officer stands guard at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. One person was killed and eight were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku, a hospital director said, after police shot one suspect and warned several others could be at large. (RONI LEHTI/AFP/Getty Images)
An armed police officer stands guard at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. (RONI LEHTI/AFP/Getty Images)

Police are looking for additional suspects in the attack. 

One of the people stabbed was pushing a stroller, according to The Sun. The attack occurred in the Puutori-Market Square area.

Authorities have not labeled the rampage a terrorist act.

Rescue personnel have covered a stabbing victim's body at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. One person was killed and eight were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku, a hospital director said, after police shot one suspect and warned several others could be at large.  (RONI LEHTI/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel have covered a stabbing victim’s body at the Turku Market Square in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017.
One person was killed and eight were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku, a hospital director said, after police shot one suspect and warned several others could be at large. (RONI LEHTI/AFP/Getty Images)

“The government is closely following the events in Turku and the ongoing police operation. The government will meet later today,” Prime Minister Juha Sipila wrote on Twitter.

Images on Twitter show at least one body covered by a white sheet on the ground.

Authorities are asking people to stay of the central area of the city since there may be more attackers.

Police officers stand next to a person lying on the pavement in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. (KIRSI KANERVA/AFP/Getty Images)
Police officers stand next to a person lying on the pavement in the Finnish city of Turku where several people were stabbed on August 18, 2017. (KIRSI KANERVA/AFP/Getty Images)

The attack in Finland comes on the heels of horrific events in Spain where 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured in separate attacks.

Turku is 100 miles from Helsinki. It is Finland’s 6th largest city.

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