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Suspected bus attackers remanded into custody

Two men suspected of attacking drivers on moving buses have been remanded into police custody, according to the NBI.

Linja-autonkuljettaja ajaa autoa.
Image: Stefan Paavola / Yle

The National Bureau of Investigation has revealed on twitter that a migrant man has been remanded into custody on suspicion of attacking a bus driver in Uurainen in central Finland in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

"The Tuusula district court has remanded a man into custody in connection with violence that occurred on a bus in Uurainen late Tuesday night-early Wednesday morning," the criminal investigations agency tweeted.

"The NBI called for him to be placed in custody under suspicion of attempted traffic endangerment," the tweet continued.

Another man suspected of assaulting another bus driver in Loimaa in southwest Finland on Tuesday was also placed in police custody on Friday.

On Friday, the agency said that it would seek remand hearings for both suspects.

According to the NBI, the suspects are not believed to know each other. Investigators also said they have not been able to determine a motive for the suspects’ actions and added that they do not suspect any terrorist intent.

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