One dead, 10 injured in sword attack at Finnish school

A sword-wielding man killed one person and injured 10 others Tuesday in a violent attack at a Finnish vocational school, according to reports.

Among the wounded was a police officer and the attacker, who was taken into custody after he was shot by police during the attack in the city of Kuopio in eastern Finland.

The blade-toting man — who also carried a handgun — was not named, but was identified as a student at the school, Savo Vocational College.

Police said the attack took place at 12:37 p.m. local time, when the unidentified man walked into the school, located in a shopping center, and began slashing other students, CNN reported.

The dead victim was identified as a woman, who appears to have been the attacker’s intended target, according to the Finnish news site Keskisuomalaninem.

The woman was slashed in the neck and punched in the stomach, an eyewitness told the news site.

Police wouldn’t comment on whether the man used the firearm he was carrying, CNN reports.

The injured victims, including the assailant, were taken to Kuopio University Hospital. Their conditions were unknown.

Police said they have not determined a motive for the attack.

With Post wires

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