Milan, Italy – An attacker armed with a pickaxe went on a rampage on Saturday, killing one person and injuring four others in the process.
Police said an immigrant from Ghana randomly attacked several people before being apprehended and taken into custody. The motive for the man’s behavior remains unknown.
Witness said the attacker struck his victims in the head with a pickaxe during his brief rampage over the weekend. The man who was killed during the assault was also hit several times in the abdomen after he’d fallen to the ground.
The suspect also attacked a man who was helping his father deliver newspapers and someone walking a dog. Although authorities initially believed that six people were injured during the attacks, another victim managed to avoid being struck by the pickaxe.
Officers explained that 21-year-old Mada Kabobo, who was living in the country illegally, was reportedly uncooperative with police during his arrest. He told authorities that he was hungry and didn’t have a place to call home. He was picked up in a residential area on the outskirts of Milan.
“Police blocked him with difficulty. He was in an evident state of marked psychological stress,” Colonel Biagio Storniolo explained.
Kabobo has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. However, this isn’t the first time the suspect has been in trouble with the law. He was previously arrested for alleged, theft, robbery, property damage, and resisting public authorities.
The suspect’s deportation from Italy is currently pending since his other criminal cases are currently working their way through the country’s legal system.
Two of the individuals who were wounded during the pickaxe rampage are reportedly in critical condition. The person who was killed by Kabobo was an unemployed 40-year-old man who was heading to a cafe in the area.
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