Incident Summary:

12/12/2015: Two assailants assaulted an asylum seeker near the Kaivanto refugee reception center in Kangasala city, Pirkanmaa region, Finland. The victim was injured in the assault. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

GTD ID:
201512120044

When:
2015-12-12

Country:
Finland

Region:
Western Europe

Province/administrative
region/u.s. state:

Pirkanmaa

City:
Kangasala

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Private Citizens & Property
Name of Entity Not Applicable
Specific Description Asylum Seeker
Nationality of Target
Additional Information
Hostages No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Melee Knife or Other Sharp Object
Melee Hands, Feet, Fists
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Unknown No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 2
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 0 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 0
Number of U.S. Fatalities 0
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 0
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 0
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
Sources
"Police: Unknown men beat asylum seeker near reception centre," YLE, December 13, 2015."