A 35-year old Moroccan caused panic in an Italian church in Maclodio in Lombardy during the Christmas mass by shouting in Arabic.
Rabat – On Christmas Eve, a 35-year-old Moroccan entered an Italian church in Lombardy and shouted “God,” in Arabic during the Gospel reading, causing panic among the church goers.
Italian news outlet ANSA reported on Tuesday that the man said some additional sentences in Arabic.
Church goers were afraid, according to the news outlet, because he kept a hand hidden behind his back. Church attendees thought the man was armed.
ANSA said that people in the church “pushed him” out of the church with the help of the town’s mayor.
According to the Italian news outlet, the man was “already known to the police.” Later, authorities took the man in for investigation.
ANSA said that the man had left the Lombard village of Maclodio for six months to live in Travagliato, but returned to Maclodio Monday night to get to the church “where the Christmas Mass was being held.”