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Police: 20-year-old foreigner suspected in stabbing death of fellow student in Mikkeli

Police in eastern Finland say they suspect a 20-year-old foreign student killed a second foreign student with a knife in the town of Mikkeli on Wednesday. Police said due to the way the crime was carried out, the case is being investigated as murder.

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File photo. Image: Risto Koskinen / Yle

Police in eastern Finland suspect a 20-year-old man killed another man with a knife in a house on Raviradantie road in Mikkeli on Wednesday.

A third person was allegedly present in the house when the crime took place, according to police. The witness was questioned and is not suspected of a crime.

Police say that both the suspect and the victim came to Finland from abroad to study.

An initial investigation into the death is mostly complete, but a motive for the killing remains unknown.

The suspect's remand hearing is scheduled to be held at Eastern Savo District Court on Friday.

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