Published: Fri, May 19, 2017
Health | By Jay Jacobs

Soldiers, officer injured by assailant at Milan station

Soldiers, officer injured by assailant at Milan station

The man, identified as Tommaso Ben Yousef Hosni, allegedly pulled out two knives and attacked law enforcement late Thursday when they asked to see identification.

A man stabbed two army officers and a policeman at the main train station in Italy's second city Milan on Thursday evening, a police spokeswoman said, adding that now it was not being treated as a terrorist attack.

The attack happened at around 8pm on Thursday evening after the officers stopped the man for a routine check. None of the three suffered life-threatening injuries.

The other soldier was treated for injuries to his neck, arm and torso, and the policeman for a wound to his right arm. Authorities cautioned that they were not prepared to classify the incident as terrorism, but said there were several videos devoted to "Islamic State" (IS) terrorist ideology posted to a Facebook account believed to belong to Hosni.

Hosni, who has dual Italian and Tunisian nationality and was born in Milan, was arrested after the attack and faces possible attempted murder charges.

The suspect is now being held under attempted murder charges.

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