Finland knife attack being looked at as an act of terror

The Finnish Security Intelligence Service says a deadly stabbing attack in the western city of Turku was "a likely terror act.'' 

Pekka Hiltunen of the Finnish Security Intelligence Service told reporters that the agency is investigating the suspects' possible connections to the so-called Islamic State group, since it has previously encouraged this kind of behaviour.'

On Friday, an 18-year-old asylum-seeker from Morocco stabbed nine people in Turku and apparently targeted women, in particular. Two of the victims have died. The attacker was stopped by police, who shot him in the thigh. He is now hospitalized under guard.

Four other men, also from Morocco, were detained in the case but it was unclear what their connection to the suspect was.

Police say a suspect detained for allegedly stabbing two people to death in a knife attack in the western Finnish city of Turku is being investigated for murder with possible terrorist intent.