Police shoot knife-wielding attacker who stabbed 8 people in Russia's Surgut - media

16:40, 19 August 2017

Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, Russian media agencies reported, citing the spokesman for the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee, Reuters reports.


"A man was running along the main streets stabbing people," Reuters wrote with reference to TASS.

The law enforcement committee said on its web site "the attacker has been killed."

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As UNIAN reported earlier, a stabbing attack had been reported in the city of Turku, Finland. The perpetrator was shot in the leg and detained after killing at least two of his victims and injuring another six.

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