Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Finland Stabber Kills 2, Wounds 8, Motive Unknown to Authorities


A stabbing attack in Turku, Finland ended with two dead and 8 injured. The police didn’t label it terrorism.

It’s too early to tell if it’s an act of terror, CNN reported. He shouted “Allahu Akbar” but they aren’t sure what the motive is.

“We have a heightened awareness level of terrorism currently, but we did not have any specific threats to act upon,” Turku Superintendent Stephan Sundqvist told CNN.

Kent Svensson, 44, of Sweden said he witnessed a man with “a huge white knife” running and stabbing people in his path.

“It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing in front of her with a huge knife just stabbing people,” he said.

“There was blood everywhere,” he added.

The attacker, who has remained nameless, was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital.

Witnesses say he was targeting women and Saturday, they announced – finally – it is being investigated as a terror attack.

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