Milan airport evacuated

 

A terminal at Milan's international airport was evacuated today after a man smashed a car into the departure lounge because he wanted to stop his wife from leaving, police sources said.

The man, a Tunisian national who carried a knife, was shot in the foot by a policeman and taken to hospital  after he drove an SUV into Terminal 1, shattering a section of glass.

The company that runs Malpensa airport said check-in operations had been briefly suspended, but that normal operations had resumed by mid-afternoon.

Agencies