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Turku attack: Police release second suspect detained on Wednesday

Two men apprehended on Wednesday in connection to the knife attack in Turku have now been released and cleared of suspicion.

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Both men taken into custody on Wednesday in connection to the knife attack in Turku have been released. Police released one man today Saturday, and the other earlier this week on Thursday. The Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) stated on Twitter the men have been cleared of suspicion.

The detentions were made by officers investigating the knife rampage in Turku, in which two people lost their lives and eight more were injured.According to the NBI, the men had reportedly given authorities different answers to various immigration officials.

The main suspect - a reportedly 20-year-old rejected asylum seeker who allegedly carried out the deadly attack - has admitted stabbing ten people, but denies murder and attempted murder with terrorist intent.

The other three suspects remanded in custody are suspected of involvement in the attack, and were remanded on suspicion of the same offences.

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