Arsenal’s Pablo Mari stabbed near Milan and seriously hurt
Arsenal defender Pablo Mari was ‘stabbed and seriously hurt’ in a supermarket in northern Italy tonight with one victim dying from their injuries.
The incident allegedly took place in a Carrefour in the Milanofiori di Assago shopping centre at around 6.30pm.
The 29-year-old, who currently plays for Monza, was one of six people attacked near Milan.
Four men, aged 28, 30, 40 and 80, were reportedly in a serious condition, with a cashier rushed to Rozzano, and one has since passed away.
Two elderly women are said to be in a less serious condition, while Mari was airlifted to Niguarda Hospital and is conscious.
He has received visits from the managing director of Monza, Adriano Galliani, and coach Raffaele Palladino.
A 46-year-old man is believed to have picked up a knife from the shelves in the supermarket and then started randomly stabbing people.
He has been arrested and taken into police custody. The motive for the attacks was unknown. Italian authorities said there were no elements to suggest terrorism, LaPresse reported.