A drunk man drove a car into crowds in the Finnish capital of Helsinki, killing one person and wounding several more, according to police.

Police say the assailant, in his 50s, has been detained and that he appeared to be intoxicated, according to Reuters. It is unclear what the man's motives were.

Four people have reportedly been taken to hospital.

On 18 May, Richard Rojas, an intoxicated ex-US serviceman ploughed into pedestrians while speeding along New York City's Times Square

More to follow. This is a breaking news story and will be updated regularly as new information and developments become available.

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