August 21, 2017 / 8:06 AM / 7 months ago

Finnish court names knife attack suspect Abderrahman Mechkah

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The 18-year-old Moroccan asylum seeker suspected of killing two women and wounding eight people with a knife in Finland on Friday is called Abderrahman Mechkah, a court said on Monday.

Mourners bring memorial cards, candles and flowers to the Turku Market Square, in Turku, Finland August 20, 2017. Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen/via REUTERS

The crimes are being treated as murder and attempted murder with terrorist intent, the court said an emailed statement.

Police have requested that Mechkah, who is currently in hospital, be detained during preliminary investigations.

Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Editing by Robin Pomeroy

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