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Security increased at government buildings after shoot out

Clamp down after police injured by gunman

Security increased at government buildings after shoot out

Rome, April 28 - Security at all of Rome's government buildings has been increased following a shoot out Sunday morning in front of the capital's "Palazzo Chigi" (the premier's office) that injured two Carabinieri police and a passerby. Luigi Preiti, a man that police are calling "unstable", acted alone and suffered from mental illness, sources said. The 48-year old from Calabria shot six to seven times at the two officers as premier designate Enrico Letta's cabinet was being sworn in by President Giorgio Napolitano at the presidential palace less than one kilometer away. Preiti was shot and apprehended as he tried to escape. The two officers are being treated in a Rome hospital and are said to be in stable condition. A pregnant woman was also mildly injured, grazed by a bullet as she was walking in the center with her husband and son. She is being treated in a Rome hospital. The 48-year-old man from the southern region of Calabria who shot two Carabinieri police officers Sunday morning Durante la cerimonia di giurmento del governo Letta, un uomo ha sparato davanti a Palazzo Chigi - sede della presidenza del Consiglio - colpendo due carabinieri. Ad aprire il fuoco un uomo in giacca e cravatta che all'improvviso ha sparato. I due carabinieri avrebbero risposto al fuoco. L'uomo che ha sparato sarebbe uno squilibrato che si è presentato in giacca e cravatta davanti a palazzo Chigi, e, all'improvviso, ha aperto il fuoco contro i militari. Ha sparato diversi colpi di pistola. A terra vi sono almeno sei-sette bossoli. L'uomo ha poi tentato di fuggire, ma è stato ferito durante una colluttazione con le forze dell'ordine e arrestato.

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