Suspect arrested after gun attack on foreigners in Italy

Media reports six people including "people of colour" have allegedly been injured in the incident


Afp February 03, 2018
Media reports say six people including "people of colour" have allegedly been injured in the incident. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

ROME: Italian police said they have arrested a young man suspected of opening fire on foreigners from a vehicle in central Italy on Saturday, wounding several people.

After the attack in the town of Macerata, the suspect got out of his car and made a fascist salute while wearing a tricolour scarf, according to Italian media.

He was allegedly found to be carrying a gun when he was arrested.

Six people including "people of colour" have allegedly been injured, four of them seriously, media reported.

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Police said in a tweet that "the wounded persons are of foreign nationality".

The attack comes a day after a Nigerian asylum-seeker was arrested in Macerata over the gruesome killing of an 18-year-old Italian woman whose dismembered body was discovered in suitcases earlier this week.

However, no official link has been made between the two incidents.

 

 

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