Finnish police have arrested a man linked to the extreme right after stabbing a 12-year-old boy of foreign origin in a shopping center in the city of Oulu (northwest Finland), the Finnish National Investigation Bureau (KRP) reported this Friday.

The event took place on Thursday afternoon, when the attacker, A Finnish citizen in his 30s attacked a group of three minors without warning. with a knife in a busy shopping center.

According to eyewitnesses, The attacker stabbed one of the minors several times in the back and also tried to stab another, who managed to flee from the aggressor even though he tried to chase him through the shopping center.

Far right and with a criminal record

The victim, of Finnish nationality but of foreign origin, He suffered serious injuries and was urgently taken to a hospital, although according to the medical report his life is not in danger.

The attacker, who according to the KRP has criminal record and belongs to a far-right groupwas subdued by security guards near the shopping center when he tried to flee, until several police officers arrested him.

The quick intervention of the security guards, who treated the injured young man and chased away the aggressor, was crucial in avoiding a major tragedy, according to the Police. The investigation of the event passed this Friday from the Police to the KRP, since it is an alleged case of extremist violence for racist reasons.

The attacker faces two counts of attempted murder, aggravated by the possible racist motivations and the young age of the victims.