Scene of Turku stabbing
Scene of Turku stabbingReuters

Two people were killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the city of Turku in western Finland on Friday, The Associated Press reported.

Police said a suspect is in custody and being treated in a hospital after officers shot him.

Turku is located about 150 kilometers (90 miles) west of the Finnish capital, Helsinki.

It was not immediately clear if the stabbings were a terrorist attack or whether there was some other motive behind them.

The stabbings come a day after 13 people were murdered in a ramming attack in Barcelona. Hours later, one person was killed in a similar attack in Cambrils, south of Barcelona.

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