July 28, 2017 / 4:38 PM / 2 years ago

Man, apparently drunk, drives into Helsinki crowd, one dead - police

A police officer is seen at the scene of an accident in downtown Helsinki where an intoxicated man hit people with his car, in Helsinki, Finland July 28, 2017. Roni Rekomaa/Lehtikuva/via REUTERS

HELSINKI (Reuters) - A man who appeared to be drunk drove a vehicle into a crowd in the centre of the Finnish capital Helsinki on Friday, killing one person and injuring others, police said.

They said they had detained the driver, a man in his 50s.

Four people had been taken to hospital with various injuries, they said.

Reporting by Jussi Rosendahl; Writing by Richard Balmforth; editing by John Stonestreet

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