A few days ago a Nigerian migrant attacked policemen on the platform of a railway station in the town of Busto Arsizio in northern Italy. The “youth” was carrying a hammer and a large knife, yet somehow the Carabinieri managed to disarm him without anyone getting hurt.
The knife shown in this footage is kind of shaped like a dagger, but is much larger — 30 cm (12″). I don’t know what this type of knife is commonly called.
|00:02||Drop it! Drop it! Drop it! Drop it!|
|00:05||Put it down! Put it down! Put it down! Put it down!|
|00:12||These are the exclusive images documenting moments of high tension that occurred yesterday|
|00:16||around noon at the train station of Busto Arsizio, taken by a passenger|
|00:19||on board the train from which the man had just alighted.|
|00:22||He is a 20-year-old Nigerian brandishing a 30cm weapon and a hammer, dressed in camouflage,|
|00:27||objects that he had stolen the previous evening from a shop in Varese.|
|00:31||The Carabinieri coolly confronted him and instructed him to put down the weapons.|
|00:35||remaining at a safe distance gripping their night sticks.|
|00:38||They then ordered the train conductor to get the convoy going to free the area.|
|00:41||Get the train going! Off you go!|
|00:44||The man is evidently in a confused state. Fortunately, the sidewalk is deserted.|
|00:49||The military follows him to the end of the platform. The chase continues into the woods.|
|00:53||A police patrol arrests him later.|
|00:56||Also in this case, the 20-year-old asylum seeker attacks the agents with his weapon.|
|01:00||Only one year in Italy, he was charged for threats, possession of (cutting) weapons and drugs.|
|01:04||This morning he was processed in Busto Arsizio.|
|01:08||The courage and alertness of the police prevented the episode from becoming a tragedy.