All information about police readiness and readiness is classified, it said.
Turun Sanomat said later that day that the threat was due to organized crime. However, YLE wrote yesterday that the threat is not expected to come from a “traditional organized criminal group” such as a bicycle gang, and that its source is unknown.
“Only the top floor of the building has information about the situation. I understand the threat is real. I have found out that the threat source has explosives and automatic weapons at its disposal, the official commented to the broadcaster.
An officer in the Helsinki metropolitan area told the company that the officer has been instructed to carry service weapons and other means of force throughout his shift, not just when moving outside the station.
Authorities have clearly been difficult with the threat.
It is not yet known whether the threat has been expressed to the police or detected through intelligence, whether it targets individual police officers, police stations or the organization as a whole, and how serious it is believed to be.
“You will not take [this kind of precautionary action] jokes, the officer told YLE on Friday.
Aleksi Teivainen – HT
Source: The Nordic Page