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Finland police say Moroccan terror suspect in stabbing lied about name, age

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WATCH: Police in Finland have identified an 18-year-old Moroccan man as the attacker behind a stabbing rampage targeting women in the city of Turku. As Mike Le Couteur reports, authorities there are treating the violence as an act of terrorism – Aug 19, 2017

Finnish police say a Moroccan man suspected of murder and attempted murder with terrorist intent in Aug. 18 stabbings that killed two and wounded eight lied about his name and age.

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National Bureau of Investigation Detective Inspector Crista Granroth said Sunday that investigators have spoken with the suspect, who has been hospitalized since officers shot him to stop the knife attack in the southwestern city of Turku.

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People in Turku, Finland lay flowers near site of stabbing attack – Aug 18, 2017

Granroth says the man gave a false name and age when he first was interviewed. She says international police contacts provided Finnish investigators with his true identity. She gave no details.

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WATCH: Multiple people killed following knife attack in Finland

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Multiple people killed following knife attack in Finland – Aug 18, 2017

A police statement says the suspect originally identified himself as 18-year-old Abderrahman Mechkah, but that he actually was born in 1994, which would make him 22 or 23.