Police were forced to kill a rampaging hare that bit an elderly woman, attacked her husband and then turned on officers answering the emergency call.
Austria's state broadcaster ORF reported that the hare bit the 74-year-old as she was hanging out washing in her garden, then attacked her husband. When officers in Linz, Austria's third-largest city, tried to stop it, it attacked them as well.
The unidentified woman was treated for bite on her ankle at a hospital and the released, ORF said on its web site. The carcass of the hare was being examined for rabies.
The choice of the city of Helsinki is not incidental as the capital of Finland had hosted US-Soviet negotiations on the limitation of nuclear stockpiles in 1969