Law enforcement authorities have made progress in their investigation into an incident in which an asylum seeker was pepper-sprayed in the face at Helsinki Railway Square on Sunday, reports Helsingin Sanomat.
Mika Helminen, the detective inspector in charge of the pre-trial investigation, revealed to the newspaper yesterday that the assault suspect has confessed to spraying the victim in preliminary interrogations.
- Asylum seeker sprayed with pepper spray at Helsinki Railway Square (21 March, 2017)
Helminen told that also the roughly 20-year-old asylum seeker is suspected of attempted assault in connection with the incident that occurred near a public toilet in a corner of Helsinki Railway Square. Police officers, he added, have yet to interrogate the man neither as a plaintiff nor as a suspect but expect to do so in the near future.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Photo: Heikki Saukkomaa – Lehtikuva