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Migrant from Northern Africa rams car into police officers in Italy before stabbing them

By Mason White 4:02 PM March 26, 2017
Police officers (illustration)
Police officers (illustration)
By: Mason White

Several police officers were injured after a migrant rammed his car into a checkpoint and stabbed them, according to police in Italy.

Foggia police said that the migrant from Northern Africa, rammed his car into police officers on Wednesday afternoon.

According to witnesses at the scene, the suspect, who was not identified, pulled up to the checkpoint, where police officers ordered him to stop.

Instead of stopping the vehicle, the migrant rammed his Range Rover into the officers. As a result of the impact, the suspect fell out of the SUV.

He then pulled out a knife and headed towards the police, wounding at least one. The officers then managed to immobilize the suspect and arrested him.

The two injured police officers were admitted to the emergency room of the Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria Ospedali Riuniti Di Foggia hospital.

Their conditions were not being considered life threatening.

The mayor of Foggia, Franco Landella, commented on the incident, saying that police will increase patrols in the city due to the massive increase in foreign nationals.