MP from Perussuomalaiset nabbed for shooting up Helsinki club last night!

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Perussuomalaiset MP arrested for Helsinki night club shooting

Police on Saturday arrested a lawmaker of the radical rightist Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party), the second largest component of the four-party alliance government for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident at a night club in Helsinki early Friday morning.

Although police did not mention the name of the suspect in the statement issued on Saturday afternoon, as per the description, local media confirmed that the arrested person was identified as Timo Vornanen a lawmaker of Perussuomalaiset elected from Joensuu.

The criminal investigation unit of the Helsinki police has investigated into the incident took place at the Ihku night club at Antinkatu area in the city.

According to the preliminary investigation, Vornanen, a 54-year man engaged into an altercation with an employee of the night club and at certain stage he came outside of the night club and fired gunshot into the ground with his small-caliber firearm.

Before the firing Vornanen also pointed the barrel of the gun at the people present on the spot and the people left the scene after the firing.

Later police arrested him after watching the footage of the surveillance cameras.

The MP was taken to police custody on charge of creating threat to public life and health, but police said that he will be released after completion of the preliminary investigation.

Meanwhile, Perussuomalaiset Chairperson Riikka Purra, also the Finance Minister in a post on her social media platform X on Saturday termed the incident as very serious.

She also said that the party and its parliamentary group will take measures in this regard accordingly.


  1. Emily1985 says

    Do you think this incident will have any impact on the political stance of the Perussuomalaiset party? How are the party members and the general public reacting to this news?

    1. JohnSmith1978 says

      It’s unfortunate that the actions of one individual can tarnish the reputation of an entire party. In situations like this, it’s important for the party members and the public to condemn such behavior and demand accountability. Hopefully, the Perussuomalaiset party will take swift action to address this issue and reassure the public of their commitment to upholding law and order.

  2. EmmaSmith86 says

    It’s appalling to see a lawmaker involved in such violent behavior. This incident reflects poorly on the party and calls for immediate action to maintain public trust in our elected representatives.

  3. Emily_Smith says

    It’s truly concerning to see a lawmaker, someone who is elected to represent the people, involved in such a violent incident. This behavior is completely unacceptable and goes against the responsibilities that come with public office. The authorities must ensure that justice is served and that such dangerous actions are not taken lightly.

  4. RachelSmith88 says

    It’s truly alarming to hear about a lawmaker getting involved in such violent behavior. People in positions of power should be setting an example for society, not causing chaos and fear. I hope justice is served swiftly in this case.

  5. EmilyJohnson says

    Shocking news indeed! It’s deeply concerning to see a lawmaker engaging in such reckless behavior. This incident reflects poorly on the Perussuomalaiset party and raises serious questions about the character of their members.

  6. Emma Johnson says

    It’s deeply concerning to see a lawmaker engaging in such violent behavior. The fact that he used a firearm in a public place is absolutely inexcusable. This kind of reckless act not only endangers innocent lives but also undermines public trust in the government. It’s imperative that strict actions are taken to ensure the safety and well-being of the public.

  7. Tina Smith says

    What a disgraceful act from a lawmaker! People like Timo Vornanen should not hold public office if they resort to violence so easily. It’s alarming to see elected officials behaving in such a reckless manner.

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