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Deadly standoff ends in northern Italy

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Deadly standoff ends in northern Italy


A man who had gone on the rampage in northern Italy killing three people has been arrested.

It is thought Angelo Sacco who is in his fifties started firing at a bailiff who turned up at his home with an eviction notice. He is then reported to have shut himself inside the house and continued shooting from the windows. At least 8 people were injured. One witness said his car was fired on as he drove past: “Fortunately the bullets hit the windscreen on the passenger side. I pulled on the break, opened the door, and fled.” The tragedy started Monday afternoon in the small town of Bogogno some 60 kilometres northwest of Milan and came to an end just after midnight. Special commando units were rushed to the scene. Several of the man’s relatives are believed to have been holed up inside the house during the standoff. One police officer is among the dead. At least three of the injured are also Carabinieri. Angelo Sacco, an IT technician, is said to be a former military officer and a keen hunter.
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