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    Knife-Wielding Migrant From Guinea Attacks Policeman at Milan Train Station

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    A police officer was stabbed near Milan Central Train Station in Italy after an employee of a firm that organizes shuttle bus transfers to the local airports, called the police, saying that a man who was walking through the square next to the train station and shouting, took out a knife, when offered help.

    ROME (Sputnik) — A police officer has been injured near Milan Central Train Station in Italy after a Guinean migrant attacked him with a knife, the local media reported Monday.

    According to the Il Corriere della Sera newspaper, an employee of a firm that organizes shuttle bus transfers to the local airports, called the police, saying that a man who was walking through the square next to the train station and shouting, took out a knife, when offered help. Witnesses had to hide in one of the buses until the police arrived.

    The policemen managed to surround the suspect, but he resisted arrest and stabbed one of the policemen. Because the officer was wearing a bulletproof jacket, the injuries were minor, but he was nevertheless taken to hospital as a matter of precaution, the media outlet said. The attacker was immobilized and arrested.

    According to the newspaper, the attacker was then identified as Saidou Mamoud Diallo, a 31-year-old Guinea immigrant, who was given an extradition order on July 4. It was reported that the man was shouting that he wanted "to die for Allah," when being taken to the police station. However, police officials have said that they do not recognize the incident as a terrorist attack, speculating that the man probably suffers from a mental health disorder.

    In May, a migrant from North Africa stabbed a group of Italian police officers with a knife in Milan and injured two people. During a routine document check, the migrant snatched the knife and attacked law enforcement officers, injuring a police officer and a serviceman. The attacker was later identified as a 20-year-old Ito-Tunisian Ismail Hosni, who turned out to have had contacts with jihadists groups. He is charged with attempted murder and suspected terrorism.


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