Update Milan Spanish footballer Pablo Mari was stabbed in a department store in Milan on Thursday. The AC Monza player had to have an operation. Another person was reportedly killed.
Soccer professional Pablo Mari from the Italian first division club Monza Calcio is on the mend again after his surgical intervention as a result of a knife attack. The 29-year-old wrote via social media under a picture of himself in the hospital bed that he was fine. He also thanked everyone for the numerous get well wishes. Arsenal’s loanee sustained stab wounds to the abdomen and back in an attack in a Milan shopping center on Thursday.
Spaniard Mari was one of six injured in the knife attack, for which a mentally disturbed 46-year-old Italian is blamed. Mari is scheduled to leave Niguarda Municipal Hospital in three days and is expected to be out for around two months.
“Everyone on the team cried last night,” reported Monza Managing Director Adriano Galliani after a visit to the clinic. The club have asked to postpone their league game against FC Bologna on Monday (8:45 p.m.) because the team is in shock.
According to media reports, the attacker was arrested by the Carabinieri after Massimo Tarantino (51), a former Inter Milan player, is said to have disarmed him along with other customers of the shopping center. According to the first findings, the investigators ruled out a terrorist background. The alleged perpetrator was being treated for depression and mental disorders. A cashier from Bolivia died in the attack.
Monza Calcio is owned by former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
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