A Moroccan man suspected of stabbing dead two people in Finland was known to Finnish intelligence as a suspected extremist but was not being monitored, authorities said on Monday, as the prime minister urged parliament to fast-track a new security law.
Abderrahman Mechkah, an 18-year-old asylum seeker who had no criminal record, was shot in the leg and arrested after Friday’s attack in the city of Turku, in which eight other people were injured.
Police say they are treating it as the first terrorism-related attack in Finland, which the World Economic Forum has described as the world’s safest place to visit.
The Finnish intelligence service said in a statement it had received a tip-off earlier this year about Mechkah.
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