Police arrest suspect after gun attack on foreigners in Italy
Written by Henry on February 3, 2018
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.
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.