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25 September 2008

The officer who questioned but released a Finnish student who went on a murderous rampage a day later has gone on sick leave. "The inspector is now on sick leave," national police commissioner Mikko Paatero said overnight. Mr Paatero's secretary said the policeman, whose name has not been disclosed, had asked to be put on sick leave. The inspector had questioned 22-year-old gunman Matti Saari on Monday after Saari posted video clips on the videosharing website... (

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