Italy: One dead and four seriously injured in knife attack near Milan

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Italy: one dead and four seriously injured in a knife attack near Milan

Police monitor the scene of the crime, a shopping center near Milan.

One person was killed and four others injured, including Spanish footballer Pablo Mari, in a stabbing attack Thursday in a shopping center near Milan, media reported, citing the isolated act of a lunatic.

A 46-year-old Italian man with psychiatric disorders was arrested moments after the attack, which occurred in the late afternoon in Assago, on the outskirts of Milan , said the Italian news agency Ansa.

According to the same source, the person killed was an employee of the Carrefour hypermarket, located inside the shopping center where the attack took place.

The person killed in the attack is believed to be an employee of the hypermarket located inside the mall.

According to Ansa, four people were seriously injured in the attack.

According to the first elements of the investigation, the assailant, who was undergoing treatment for depression, grabbed a knife from the shelf before attacking to several people in the vicinity.

Among the injured is Spanish footballer Pablo Marì, a central defender on loan to Monza (Serie A) from Arsenal. Hospitalized, he was conscious and able to speak, a source close to the club told AFP.

Soccer player Pablo Mari was injured in the attack.

Dear Pablo, we are all close to you and your family, we love you, keep fighting like you know how to, you are a warrior and you will heal quickly, wrote Monza managing director Adriano Galliani in a tweet posted by the club.

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