Italian authorities arrested a Somalian man in connection with stabbing five people at a resort, Reuters reported.
According to Italian media, the unidentified suspect wounded ticket controllers on a bus, escaped, and wounded two other women including a six-year-old child in the tourist town of Rimini
The suspect, 26, has been living in Europe since 2010 while applying for refugee status in various countries such as Denmark, Sweden, and Germany, according to the ANSA news agency.
In a statement, Italy’s Interior minister Luciana Lamorgese called the reported incident "extremely serious,” adding that she would attend a security meeting in Rimini on Monday, according to Reuters.
The incident led to far-right League party leader Matteo Salvini to criticize Lamorgese’s comments, adding that he’s been pressing the foreign minister to adopt stricter immigration policies in the region.