Finnish MP in Hot Water After Allegedly Firing Shots at Nightclub

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Perussuomalaiset MP faces 3 charges in night club shooting case

Perussuomalaiset (Finns Party) lawmaker Timo Vornanen, who was arrested on April 26 for his alleged involvement in a shooting incident at a night club in Helsinki and later released, is suspected of three criminal charges, police said on Monday.

Although police did not mention the name of the suspect in the statement like the previous time, as per the description it was clear that the suspect is Vornanen, a lawmaker of Perussuomalaiset, the second largest component of the four-party alliance government, elected from Joensuu.

Police said that the 54-year- old man pointed gun at two people in front of Ihku night club at Antinkatu area and fired gunshot into the ground with his small-caliber firearm.

He is suspected of illegal threat, creating danger to public life and firearms offence.

At the preliminary stage of the investigation the reason behind the incident was not clear as the witnesses of the incidents were not available for interviews.

“The police were able to interview the suspect on Friday afternoon. Over the weekend, the police conducted interrogations and reviewed the surveillance camera footage, which made the incident at the outside of the restaurant clear,” said the head of the investigation, Detective Inspector Jukka Larkio.

The MP was arrested on April 26 and released on April 27.

Vornanen discharged his duty as a senior police constable at the Eastern Finland Police Department for more than 20 years before being elected a lawmaker in 2023 and now on leave for the parliamentary term.


  1. EmilySmith says

    It’s disappointing to see a lawmaker involved in such criminal acts. Lawmakers should be held to a higher standard and should set a good example for the public. Hopefully, the investigation will reveal the truth behind this incident.

  2. EmilySmith says

    Was the motive behind the shooting incident at the night club known at the time of the arrest, or is it still under investigation?

    1. JohnDavis says

      As mentioned in the article, the reason behind the shooting incident at the nightclub was not clear during the initial stages of the investigation since witnesses were not available for interviews. However, further interrogations and surveillance camera footage review conducted by the police have shed more light on the incident. It appears that the motive is still under investigation as more information is being gathered to understand the events leading up to the shooting.

  3. SarahSmith says

    In my opinion, the behavior of Perussuomalaiset lawmaker Timo Vornanen is unacceptable. Elected officials should be held to a higher standard and should not be involved in criminal activities. It is concerning that someone with a law enforcement background would be suspected of such serious charges.

  4. Emily Johnson says

    It is deeply concerning to hear about the alleged involvement of Finnish MP Timo Vornanen in a shooting incident at a nightclub. Lawmakers should be held to the highest standards of behavior and this kind of behavior is unacceptable. I hope that the investigation sheds light on the truth and justice is served.

  5. EmilySmith123 says

    In my opinion, it is completely unacceptable for a lawmaker to be involved in such reckless behavior, especially one with a background in law enforcement. This kind of conduct tarnishes the reputation of the entire political system and undermines the trust of the public in their elected officials.

  6. SarahSmith97 says

    Was there any specific motive mentioned for the shooting incident involving the Finnish MP at the nightclub?

    1. JohnDoe85 says

      Unfortunately, the specific motive behind the shooting incident involving the Finnish MP at the nightclub has not been clarified yet. The investigation is still ongoing, and details are limited due to the unavailability of witnesses for interviews. It’s crucial to await further updates from the authorities before drawing conclusions.

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