A 20-year-old Nigerian was arrested yesterday by the Italian authorities in the town of Busto Arsizio after threatening several passersby with a machete and a hammer.
Concerned pedestrians made several calls to police after an individual was seen walking in a station armed with a machete and a hammer, threatening people at random. Answering police demanded that the Nigerian surrender his weapons, but he refused and then attacked the police. Fortunately, the officers managed to disarm him without anyone being hurt, and he was placed under arrest.
The migrant had arrived in Italy by boat two years ago and is currently holding a legal residence permit, which he received for “humanitarian reasons.”