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2 dead, 6 wounded in Finland stabbings

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Aug 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-18 12:37:30-04

HELSINKI (AP) -- Police in Finland say that two people have been killed and six others wounded in stabbings in the western city of Turku.

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

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

Finland's interior minister says security is being stepped up across the Nordic country.