Two Turku knife attack suspects released from custody

Two Turku knife attack suspects released from custody

Tributes were left to victims of the attack

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Authorities in Finland have announced that two suspects who were being held in custody over the Turku knife attack have been released.

The knife attack left two people dead and wounded eight others earlier this month, according to Le Figaro.

In total seven people were arrested in relation to the knife attack but three people were also released on Saturday (August 26).

This means there are now just two suspects being held in custody over the incident.

One of the suspects is Abderrahman Bouanane, a Moroccan 22-year-old, who was shot in the leg by police during the attack.

The two suspects are being held of suspicion of murder and attempted murder, the National Investigation Bureau said.

Police claim the attacker in the incident was deliberately targeting women, however the motive for the attack has not yet been established.