In Finland, the police detained five citizens of Morocco. It happened after the attack on passers-by in the city of Turku. In addition, details became known about the assailant, who allegedly previously unable to obtain a permit for asylum.
Five citizens of Morocco, was arrested on suspicion of assaulting passers-by in the city of Turku in Finland. About it reports Reuters with reference to the head of investigation of the Central criminal police of Finland.
Also the head of the Finnish security Police Antti Pelttari noted that the Agency is not increases the rating of the level of terrorist threat in the country.
In addition, a source in the police reported that the attacked people 18-year-old citizen of Morocco had earlier refused shelter. About it reports TASS. It is known that the Moroccan arrived in Finland in 2016, he lived in Turku, including in the refugee reception centre.
The authorities have not yet confirmed this information.
Earlier it was reported that the Finnish Central criminal police has described the attack of a man with a knife at passers-by in the city of Turku as a terrorist attack. In addition, law enforcement officers found the assailant. This 18-year-old citizen of Morocco.
The inhabitants of Turku were attacked on 18 August. Killing two Finnish nationals, eight people were injured. Among them is an Italian citizen and two Swedes.
The Finnish police does not consider the massacre a terrorist attack in Turku
Two people were attacked with a knife in Turku