Posted on August 14, 2020

North African Broke Into Milan Cathedral, Took Guard Hostage at Knifepoint

Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart, August 14, 2020

A North African migrant broke into Milan’s historic cathedral and took a security guard hostage with a knife.

The migrant is said to have been sitting on the steps of the cathedral before the attack, arousing the suspicion of police officers who then approached him. As they did, he ran towards the entrance of the cathedral and overwhelmed a security guard.

According to a report from newspaper Il Giornale, the migrant took out a knife and took the security guard hostage, forcing him to kneel.

Six police officers then encircled the migrant before tackling and disarming him.

Footage of the incident was posted to social media by national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI) leader Giorgia Meloni. She commented: “An immigrant with a residence permit, despite a history of committing robberies. He entered the Milan Cathedral and pointed a knife to the throat of a security guard.”


The security guard suffered minor injuries and refused hospital treatment. Italian police and soldiers briefly cordoned off the entire cathedral square.