So far all we can get is the usual drivel and denial:
Police say there is no indication that the incident was intentional and believe it to have been an accident.
A representative of the Helsinki Police Department said: ‘There is nothing at the moment to suggest that this act was intentional.’
The driver has since been detained and taken into custody for questioning.–Tanveer Mann for Metro.co.uk
Several in ‘critical condition’ after car ploughs into crowd in Helsinki
Up to seven people have been injured after a car ploughed into a crowd in Helsinki, Finland.
At least three are said to be in critical condition after the car drove through a crowd near a metro station on the outskirts of the city, Finish media reports.
According to local reports, a car veered on to the sidewalk, hitting a number of parked vehicles as well as at least three pedestrians.
In other news:
Ukraine police arrest man suspected of planning Berlin copycat attack
Ukrainian police arrested a 31-year-old man on Friday accused of killing a woman and her daughter, and who they also suspect was planning to mow down citizens with a truck, like the attacks on the Berlin Christmas market and in Nice.
Police said the man had murdered two people in a village in the southern Odessa region before setting fire to two houses and then escaping in a stolen truck and hiding in an abandoned home before officers caught him.
Based on information they had received from a friend of the man, police said he was planning to run over a large crowd of people with the truck.