“We are sure, it was not terrorism”

“It could have happened anywhere in Europe”

“It was an episode that certainly shouldn’t have happened, but that could have happened in any part of Italy or Europe. He was obviously a disturbed person, all the necessary investigations are being made on this from a psychiatric point of view”. This is the opinion of the Minister of the Interior Luciana Lamorgese, from Rimini, speaking of what happened on Saturday evening when a young Somali man stabbed five people, a child and four women, injuring them. “The positive side is that the victims are no longer in danger of life and this is the most important thing,” he added.

Stopped in Europe since 2015 – Somane Duula, the 26-year-old who carried out the attacks on Saturday in Rimini, “had been around Europe for several years, since 2015. He went to Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, where he regularly applied for international protection. “, explained Minister Luciana Lamorgese.

Interrogation postponed

Meanwhile, the Rimini Public Prosecutor’s Office had to postpone the interrogation to Tuesday, September 14, as there is no interpreter. The shutdown validation was therefore also postponed. The Somali is accused of attempted murder and attempted robbery.

The commissioner: “The 26-year-old was free to move” “Until 9 September he was in quarantine at the Italian Red Cross in Riccione” and on 10 September he made the swab with a “negative” result. So he was free to move, “first because he was negative in the test, then because he requested international asylum”. This was explained by the commissioner of Rimini Francesco De Cicco.


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