A stabbing at a vocational school complex in Kuopio, eastern Finland, on Tuesday, has left at least one person dead and 10 injured, two seriously.
A male suspect, possibly a student, who is one of the injured, is in custody after he used a bladed weapon. He also had a firearm. Two people sustained serious wounds. The man had used a sword to slit a woman’s throat before stabbing her in the stomach. Police were forced to use a firearm at a scene. One of those injured is a police officer, whose injuries are thought not to be serious. Savo Vocational College is near a shopping mall in the city. Kuopio University Hospital have received the injured. "The violence at Savo Vocational College in Kuopio is shocking and completely unacceptable," Finish prime minister Antti Rinne tweeted in response to the incident.
"On behalf of myself and the entire Government, I extend my condolences to all the relatives," he added. Education Minister Li Andersson expressed her condolences for the victims, adding that children and young people have the right to study in peace, without fear of violence.A possible motive for the attack was not revealed. Finland has a history of school shootings and police frequently respond to threats.