BREAKING: Multiple CRITICALLY Injured After Car PLOWS Through Crowd… Here’s What We Know

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Three people have been critically injured and several others less severely after a car plowed into a crowd in Helsinki, Finland.

The incident took place outside a subway station in the eastern part of Finland’s capital. Witnesses saw an Estonian-registered Silver Volvo estate driving at speed before mounting the pavement and hitting several other cars before coming to a stop, Finnish newspaper Ilta Sanomat reports.

A police spokesman told the newspaper “there is nothing presently to suggest the act was intentional.” However, the driver was arrested and taken into custody.

At this time the identity and ethnicity of the suspect has not been released.

Some of the victims are listed in critical condition.

Approximately 10 emergency appliances including fire engines and ambulances attended the scene. An eyewitness told media some of those injured appeared to be in very bad shape, Breitbart reports.

The crash comes amid heightened concern in Europe over vehicles being used as an attack vector by Islamist killers. 2016 saw the Islamist attacks at the Berlin Christmas market in December and the national day attacks in Nice, France in July. Between the two attacks, 99 were killed.

2016 has also seen the trial of Bosnian Muslim Alen Rizvanović, who drove his car through the central shopping district of Graz, Austria in 2015, killing four. Despite evidence to the contrary, the incident was widely reported as a traffic accident in Austrian media.

Is this an act of terrorism? You decide.

This story is developing.


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