Unexploded bomb dropped in a body shop in Milan. The shadow of intimidation

Unexploded bomb dropped in a body shop in Milan. The shadow of intimidation
Unexploded bomb dropped in a body shop in Milan. The shadow of intimidation

Milan – The broken skylight. And an unexploded bomb on the floor. It is the shocking scene that he found himself in front of in the late morning of yesterday NS, owner of a body shop in via delle Forze Armed in Milan, between Baggio and Parco delle Cave. The man immediately called 112 to report the discovery of the grenade, and within a few minutes the patrols of the Radiomobile Nucleus and the Magenta Carabinieri Company arrived at number 326.

The area was immediately sealed off, even if there was no need to evacuate the building behind the workshop or the shops located in the lower and outer building that overlooks the sidewalk. Several fire brigade crews and the Army specialists in defusing devices also arrived on the spot, whose intervention was requested by the Prefecture; until evening there was a continuous coming and going of men and means to decide what to do. Obviously, the discovery of the grenade automatically triggered an investigation by the Prosecutor’s Office and military personnel to understand what lies behind: no shadows worthy of further study would have emerged from the recent past of the coachbuilder nor incidents of threats received (although there may be a slightly dated precedent, dating back to 2017); as a result, investigators remain very cautious abouthypothesis of intimidation with a bomb left unexploded on purpose (or did not explode due to an error or malfunction).

The alternative lead, which at the moment is considered more likely given the profile of the person targeted, leads to a attempted damage no different from many others, although very unusual and made particularly suspicious and alarming by the type of object used to break the glass: why use a grenade at all? One thing seems certain: whoever threw the bomb from top to bottom (considering the damage to the skylight) would not have hit at random. Yes, because from the street there is only a small white and blue sign to signal the presence of a repair shop; the workshop is instead located in the internal courtyard, at the end of an access corridor protected by a carriage door. In other words: the one who staged the blitz knew very well that there is the NS bodywork

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