(ANSA) – Osimo (Ancona), August 22 – A 43-year old man was arrested on Thursday for allegedly attempting to kill a former partner who had left him on August 16 by hitting her and stabbing her in the chest with her with a large kitchen knife. Luca Graciotti, from the town of Numana, waited for former live-in girlfriend C. A. under her house at via Scalette in Osimo near the Marche costal port of Ancona. Upon seeing her he attacked her and plunged the blade into her chest. The woman, who is 42 years old and originally from Naples, underwent surgery for a suspected perforated lung. The woman, who was not identified by her full name, is not in a life-threatening condition. The Italian government recently acted to stem a tide of violence against women and murders, mostly by exes, called 'femicides'.