Man fires gun inside Italian consulate in Lugano

A man fired a revolver Wednesday while inside the Italian consulate in the southern Swiss city of Lugano, authorities said. There were no injuries, according to the Italian news agency Apcom.

The man, identified by Apcom as an Italy national living in Switzerland's Italian-speaking canton (state) of Ticino, apparently entered the building saying he wanted to speak to Alessandro Pietromarchi, the head of the consulate. He then fired several shots but nobody was injured, before being restrained by employees at the consulate, the agency said, reports the AP.

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