2 Italians Arrested In Attack On Tottenham Fans

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

ROME (AP) - Two Italian men identified as Roma fans have been arrested in an attack on Tottenham supporters out drinking ahead of their team's Europa League match against Lazio.

Seven people were injured, one with a knife wound, in the attack Thursday at a pub in Campo de' Fiori square, a popular drinking spot in Rome.

A police statement says that after investigations of 15 people and searches of homes, officers arrested 26-year-old Francesco Ianari and 25-year-old Mauro Pinnelli. Italian reports say the two were being held on suspicion of attempted murder and other charges.

Lazio fans were initially suspected.

Witnesses said the hooligans shouted "Jew" during the attack. Tottenham is known for having a large Jewish fan base from north London.

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