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Italian to be charged with attempting mass murder after hitting people by car

Xinhua,December 12, 2017 Adjust font size:

ROME, Dec. 11 (Xinhua) -- Italian prosecutors said Monday that a man would be charged with attempting mass murder after he drove a car into a Christmas market in northern Italian town of Sondrio.

According to the national daily La Repubblica, Michele Bordoni, 27, injured three people when he crashed a Toyota Yaris in a pedestrian zone in central Sondrio on Saturday afternoon."I should have killed more of them,"the man reportedly said as he was arrested.

Prosecutors will charge Bordoni with attempting to "indiscriminately kill a number of people", as well as assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest, the daily said.

Local media said Bordoni was initially hospitalized before being taken to prison on Sunday and he was believed to have been influenced by alcohol or drugs at the time of the attack, when he crashed the car into a pillar near Sondrino's central square and tried to escape on foot.

During the attack, a woman was thrown onto an ice rink set up as part of the town's Christmas market. She was taken to hospital in a serious condition but was out of danger later. Two men were treated for minor injuries.

The attack is still under investigation but terrorist attack had been ruled out in the early stage. Enditem