A sword incident has been reported in Kuopio, Eastern Finland, on Tuesday, October 1, leaving one person dead and ten others injured. According to the police, the incident took place at the North Savo Vocational College inside a shopping center at approximately 12:50 (local time). According to local witnesses, a student broke into a classroom holding a sword and stabbed people in the room. One person has been arrested. The police have cordoned off the shopping center. Rescue teams and ambulances are currently working at the scene. The police are investigating the incident as an act of violence.
A heightened security presence and localized traffic disruptions are to be expected in the affected area over the coming hours.
Individuals in Kuopio are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.
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