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Stabbing bid on Finland PM Jyrki Katainen averted

Last Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 20:54

Zeenews Bureau

Helsinki: A stabbing attempt on Finland’s Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen was averted on Monday while the Katainen was campaigning for municipal elections, as per report.

The knife-wielding man was allegedly stopped by security guards before he could harm the Prime Minister.

The attempted attack occurred in the southwestern city of Turku, where Katainen was campaigning ahead of Sunday`s municipal elections.
Kari Mokko, a spokesman for Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, could not give any details on the suspect. He said the prime minister was not hurt.

(With Agency Inputs)

First Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 20:53
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