Finland attacker with "huge knife" stabbed 'mum with baby in pram' and 'constantly stabbed woman on ground'
A knife-wielding attacker 'kept constantly stabbing' his terrified victims during a horrifying rampage in Finland, a tearful eyewitness said.
Witness Kent Svensson broke down as he described the horror as the attacker knifed 'several people' in the centre of Turku this afternoon - including 'a woman and a baby' in a pram.
Early confused reports appear to suggest there may be as many as three attackers - and five women stabbed.
Mr Svensson told CNN he was sitting outside a cafe when he suddenly heard a woman scream - then saw a man with a "huge knife."
He said: "At first we thought it's just an internal fight between two people, (but then) I saw this guy with this huge knife in his hand and several time he was stabbing this person (a woman) who was on the ground.
&qu ot;He was turning around with his knife, flinging it everywhere and people were running in all directions.
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"He was not saying anything, people were screaming and running.
"We were just talking about what happened in Barcelona and we think in Finland we are safe - It's neutral and people are safe and it just happens in front of our eyes."
Police have confirmed "several people have been knifed" in the centre of Turku this afternoon - including 'a woman and a baby' in a pushchair, according to local media.
Another eyewitness, Paimii Riikka Hagman, said: "People ran and yelled and it was a ter rible scandal. There were more people in it, it did not make it clear who was chasing and who was running away."
"Then there was more screaming, and so when a woman with an about one-year old child on a pram was stabbed.
"(There) was a lot of blood and he yelled and yelled. Then he fell to the ground.
"It seemed to take ages for the ambulance to arrive. The woman was already not moving at that point."
Video footage shot from an upper floor of a nearby building shows people fleeing in terror as cries sounding similar to 'Allahu Akbar' are heard in the background - although it's being reported that this phrase sounds very similar to 'beware!' in Finnish.
Photographs show several people covered in blood - and at least one woman lying dead on the floor.
The police are urging people to avoid the centre of town - and there are unconfirmed reports of a bomb scare at a nearby shopping mall and police activity at the railway station.
According to information police have opened fire - and witnesses report seeing a pool of blood.
Early reports say one assailant was shot in the leg - and this person was arrested.
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Turku is on the southwest tip of Finland. The local police tweeted at 2.50pm: "Several persons stabbed in central Turku. P olice has shot at suspected perpetrator. One person is apprehended."
Five minutes earlier they tweeted: "People are advised to leave the Centre of Turku."
According to an eyewitness, the incident happened close to the Market Square.
Among the injured is an elderly mother with a young boy nearby - both of whom were spotted covered in blood.
The woman was reportedly resuscitated at the scene.
Four or five ambulances have been spotted close nearby on Aura Street.
The covered body has been spotted close to the junction of the nearby University Street and Aurakatu - and the area has been flooded by police who are reportedly checking trains and buses out of Turku.
Turku police have issued these phone numbers for anyone with any information to call: +358 503499187 or +358 50 3268089.Source: Google News