Milan Today, on Tuesday, reported an Italian soldier to be stabbed in the throat. The attacker who shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ was arrested after the unprovoked attack on the busy Piazza Duca d’Aosta in Milan, shortly after 10:45 am.
‘Allahu Akbar’ roughly translates to ‘God is great’. Paramilitary Carabinieri police officers arrested the 23-year old man while he attempted to flee towards Via Vittor Pisani. The accompanying soldiers promptly immobilized the subject by using techniques learnt during their military combat training.
The same man was reported to police a day earlier on Monday after allegedly attempting to attack people in the same station with a pen.
The 34-year-old soldier, who belongs to the Fifth Alpine Regiment of the Julia Brigade, was taken to Fatebenefratelli Hospital where he got treated for several non-life-threatening injuries, besides a ‘deep’ stab wound in the neck. He reportedly arrived in a conscious state to the hospital.
An investigation has also been launched to determine whether the vicious attacker had any links to terrorism. Either way, many people believe this person has no business being free and many others believe the death penalty is not out of the question.
The Local reported that this incident comes two years after a police officer and two army officers were stabbed inside the train station in 2017.