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Alarm in Finland: Man with far-right beliefs stabs 12-year-old child in shopping center

A far-right man is believed to be the man who attacked and seriously injured a 12-year-old boy at a shopping center in the northern Finnish city of Oulu, police said today. The suspect also targeted a second child in the attack, which took place late Thursday night, and will face preliminary charges of two counts of attempted murder, the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said in a statement. “The criminal investigation is still at an early stage and the police do not know exactly what motivated the act. However, it is aware that the suspect has a history of far-right actions,” the National Bureau of Investigation said. Public broadcaster Yle showed images of a pool of blood on the mall floor. Finnish Prime Minister Petteri Orpo condemned the attack. “Extremist violence is a real threat in Finland,” Orpo said in a post on social media X. “There is no place for extremism of any kind in this country.” The condition of the 12-year-old […]
Source: News Beast

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