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Finnish National Police Commissioner: We Can Stop a Truck Attack If We Have Enough Information Beforehand

Finnish National Police Commissioner: We Can Stop a Truck Attack If We Have Enough Information Beforehand

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According to National Police Commissioner Seppo Kolehmainen, the Finnish police have the ability to stop a truck attack. Archive picture: Tony Öhberg for Finland Today

“The Finnish police have the ability to stop a truck if we have enough information beforehand,” said Seppo Kolehmainen, the national police commissioner at a press conference held late on Friday evening because of the terror attack in Stockholm where a [highlight color=#FFFF00 ]truck ran into the crowd and four people were killed and 15 injured[/highlight]. “The education material of Isis listed an attack conducted this way already five years ago,” he added.

For example, the security at last year’s New Year’s celebration in Helsinki was historically strict.

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The national alert level, however, has not been risen in Finland, but police have increased surveillance in the whole country and increased presence at the airports and harbors. The Finnish Border Guard have increased their presence also.

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Border control in Sweden has been tightened. According to Patrik Engström, head of border police in Sweden, the authorities have decided that there will be an exception to the Schengen law (free movement without a passport): a citizen of the Schengen area is required to carry a passport when traveling in and out from Sweden.

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On Friday, the Finnish police investigated whether there are any trucks reported stolen.

None were found.
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