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Italy Nabs Guerrilla Suspect After Train Gunfight

After a deadly gunfight aboard a moving train, Italian authorities on Sunday arrested a suspected woman guerrilla they believe was involved in the assassination of a government official nearly four years ago. Transport police captured Desdemona Lioce, a 44-year-old suspected member of the so-called New Red Brigades, on a Florence-bound train but only after a shootout in which one officer died and another was seriously injured. Lioce was named as an accomplice in the investigation into the 1999 murder of Massimo D’Antona, an adviser to the labor ministry who was gunned down outside his Rome home. On Sunday, three transport policemen aboard the train asked Lioce to show her identification. They were studying the documents as the train was nearing the Tuscan town of Arezzo when Lioce’s male companion, Mario Galesi, whipped out a gun. “The woman was also armed and she put a pistol to the head of one of the officers. She had a icy stare that I’ll never forget,” an off-duty traffic warden who was on the train told Ansa news agency. Full Story

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