The police had the suspect blow into an alcohol meter at 9.25 AM following the shootings, which took place shortly before 2 AM on Saturday. As the meter registered 0.25 per mille, it seems that the 18-year-old suspect was drunk at the time of the crime.
Results from blood tests are still awaited, according to head of the investigation Mika Ihaksinen. Once these results are in, it will be possible to calculate the per mille figure at the time of the crime.
Ihaksinen revealed that the police know how much beer the suspect had consumed: “we’re talking about several cans of beer.”
Reconstruction of events
The police staged a reconstruction of Saturday morning’s fateful events around 2 AM on Thursday morning - in the same place and time as the when crime originally took place . The police investigated visibility with optical equipment, among other things. The suspect was not brought to the scene of the crime.
The Cabinet has received a police update on the events of the Hyvinkää shootings as well as the crime investigation. A session on the shootings was held on Wednesday. The Cabinet continues to follow the investigation closely, and will discuss the shootings again once the police investigation has been completed.
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