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Two held in suspected fight-related death in Kerava

A man and woman were taken into custody after an alleged fight between a group of people that left a man dead in a Helsinki suburb early on Sunday.

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File photo of Kerava train station. Image: Kari Ahotupa / Yle

Police in eastern Uusimaa reported on Sunday that a man died from injuries suffered in what authorities said was a fight between a number of people at a train station in Kerava, a suburb some 30 km north of Helsinki.

A man and a woman were taken into custody near the train station shortly after the alleged fight took place in the early hours of Sunday morning. Both are suspected of having contributed to the man's death, police said.

According to preliminary investigation the deceased male victim was around 56 years old. The male suspect is about 32 years old while the female suspect is around 37. Police said a preliminary investigation suggests that two suspects had caused the individual's death together.

Police said all involved in the incident have "foreign backgrounds," without elaborating.

Police called to train station

Police said they were notified about a fight involving several individuals was taking place at the Kerava train station around 2 am Sunday.

When officers arrived on the scene, they found an unconscious man they suspected was the victim of violence. Despite attempts to resuscitate him, the victim died, according to police.

Detective Chief Inspector Mikko Kiiski at the Eastern Uusimaa police department would not reveal the number of people investigators suspect were involved in the incident.

“Our initial understanding of the situation was that several people were involved. Now we are trying to clarify what happened and get an idea of the course of events,” Kiiski said, adding that this sort of incident is rare.

“I would not say this is a completely unique case. However, my view is that this is not a typical one,” Kiiski said.

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