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Turku stabbing attack leaves several wounded

شعار Al Jazeera Al Jazeera 18/08/2017
Screengrab from Twitter showing the scene after the attack in Turku [Juha Riihimaki/AFP] © Provided by Al Jazeera Screengrab from Twitter showing the scene after the attack in Turku [Juha Riihimaki/AFP]

Several people have been wounded in Finland in a stabbing attack in the western city of Turku. 

Police said they have a shot a man in the leg suspected of the stabbing, which took place on Friday. 

Several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city, according to local media. 

Using Twitter, police urged people to avoid the area of the attack. 

Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat said six people were injured - one man and five women - and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife.

"The government is closely following the events in Turku and the ongoing police operation. The government will meet later today," Prime Minister Juha Sipila wrote on his Twitter account. 

More details soon...

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