One person was killed and five others were wounded — including Arsenal F.C. soccer player — in a stabbing at a supermarket in Italy, reports said.

According to Italian reports, a man grabbed a knife from a supermarket shelf on Thursday and went on a deadly rampage at a shopping center just south of the city of Milan.

Police arrested a 46-year-old man in connection to the attack, according to LaPresse. The man’s motive remains unclear.

A supermarket employer died while he was being transported to a local hospital, the ANSA news agency reported. Three of the victims were listed in serious condition, according to the report.

Among those injured was Spanish soccer player Pablo Mari, who is on loan to the Serie A club Monza from Arsenal.

Pablo Mari
Pablo Mari was wounded in the attack, but is expected to make a full recovery.
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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta told The BBC that Mari, 29, is recovering and was not seriously hurt.

 “I just found out. I know Edu [Arsenal technical director] has been in touch with his relatives. He’s in hospital but he seems to be okay.”

Monza club’s CEO Adrian Galliano offered his well-wishes to the soccer player, whom he confirmed was not in danger.

“Dear Pablo, we are all close to you and to your family, we love you, continue to fight as you know how, you are a warrior and will heal quickly,″ Galliano tweeted.

Witnesses told ANSA they saw people sprinting for their lives from the supermarket during the attack. 

Italian supermarket after attack
Six people in total were stabbed in the attack, including a supermarket employee who died from his wounds.
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The Carrefour supermarket chain said that emergency responders arrived on scene after receiving calls about the stabbing.

The stabbing is being investigated by The Carabinieri police in Assago, who have not released any additional details on the incident.

With Post Wires





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