Silvio Berlusconi punched in the face two teeth chipped
The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been punched in the face in Milan Italy. He was attending a rally.The culprit, Massimo Tartaglia, apparently is a 42 year old man with a long history of mental problems.
After Berlusconi, 73, was punched in the face, he fell down and there was blood on his face. CBC.ca reports that Berlusconi has a small fracture to his nose and two broken teeth. The injuries are said to be minor in nature. Berlusconi will remain in hospital overnight and it will take about three weeks for the injuries to disappear altogether.
Silvio Berlusconi has been punched in the face at a rally in Milan tonight, according to Italian news reports.
The Italian prime minister was whisked away in a car after falling to the ground during the attack. State television showed Berlusconi with blood on his lips as he was lifted to his feet by aides.
Police initially said a young man had punched Berlusconi in the face outside the Piazza del Duomo, but later said the man might have hurled an object at the premier from close range. A man was arrested at the scene, according to the Ansa news agency.
Berlusconi is to be kept in hospital overnight following the incident, which happened after the premier delivered a speech to his conservative supporters this evening.