A BRIT was injured as he rushed to help women stabbed in a bloody terror attack in Finland, with police since revealing the suspect is a Moroccan teen.
Two women were stabbed to death in the streets of Turku, with police revealing eight others were injured, including several men who came to the aid of the victims, including a woman with a pram.
The British man suffered minor injuries after being caught up in the rampage, with police saying the suspect – from Morocco, like those involved in the Barcelona terror attacks – had appeared to target women.
Both women killed in the attack were Finnish, with others injured including an Italian national and two Swedes.
Superintendent Christa Granroth of Finland’s National Bureau of Investigation said: “We think that the attacker especially targeted women, and the men were wounded after coming to the defence of the women.
“One man was injured trying to help a victim and one man tried to stop the attacker.”
Eight people were injured, ranging in age from 15 to 67, with three victims still in intensive care.
Finnish police said in a statement: “The act had been investigated as murder, but during the night we received additional information which indicates that the criminal offences are now terrorist killings.”
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A Foreign office spokesperson said they had offered their support to the British man after the incident.
The horrific attack in the city’s Market Square was only brought to an end when police shot the suspect in the leg, tackling him to the ground just three minutes after the frenzy began.
Four other Moroccans were reportedly detained in a Turku apartment overnight.
The new information comes as a man relived trying to stop a woman from bleeding to death in his arms after she was violently slashed in the attack – before the knifeman turned on him.
Speaking from hospital, victim Hassan Zubier told the Expressen: “I saw a guy stabbing a woman with a knife while she lay on the ground.
“I rushed to help her and I tried to stop the blood flow, while others gave her heart and lung assistance.”
But the woman’s injuries were so severe that she died in the 45-year-old’s arms.
Zubier, who had been holidaying in Turku when the chaos erupted, suffered knife wounds to his neck, chest and back in the bloody rampage, with doctors hoping to save his arm.
Cops warned people to stay away from the city and reinforced security nationwide, with increased patrols and more surveillance, in case more people were involved.