Shocking CCTV shows Italian supermarket rampage: Attack by knifeman who killed one and injured five including Arsenal’s Pablo Mari is seen unfolding in new violent footage

  • WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT
  • It shows Andrea Tombolini, 46, walking down a central aisle in a Carrefour store
  • The knifeman can then be seen standing suspiciously next to a store shelf
  • The violent footage cuts to chaos in the supermarket as shoppers flee the scene
  • A passer-by kicks the attacker and throws part of a store display onto Tombolini 

This is the shocking moment a knifeman who killed one and injured five including Arsenal’s Pablo Mari went on a stabbing rampage in a Milan supermarket.

The video appears to show Andrea Tombolini walking down a central aisle in a Carrefour supermarket at the Milanofiori di Assago shopping mall, to the south of Milan, at around 6.30pm on Thursday.

The 46-year-old man – believed to have mental health issues – can then be seen standing suspiciously next to a store shelf. 

The violent footage cuts to chaos in the supermarket as shoppers flee the scene, before Tombolini attempts to lash out people and falls to the floor.

A passer-by kicks the attacker and throws part of a store display onto him as the clip ends with the supermarket’s metal shutters going down.

It comes after the hero cashier who was fatally stabbed was pictured and named as Luis Fernando Ruggieri, 46.

The video appears to show Andrea Tombolini walking down a central aisle in a Carrefour supermarket at the Milanofiori di Assago shopping mall, to the south of Milan, at around 6.30pm on Thursday

The violent footage cuts to chaos in the supermarket as shoppers flee the scene, before Tombolini attempts to lash out people and falls to the floor

The violent footage cuts to chaos in the supermarket as shoppers flee the scene, before Tombolini attempts to lash out people and falls to the floor

A passer-by kicks the attacker and throws part of a store display onto him as the clip ends with the supermarket's metal shutters going down

A passer-by kicks the attacker and throws part of a store display onto him as the clip ends with the supermarket’s metal shutters going down

It comes after the hero cashier who was fatally stabbed was pictured and named as Luis Fernando Ruggieri, 46

It comes after the hero cashier who was fatally stabbed was pictured and named as Luis Fernando Ruggieri, 46

Bolivian born Luis, had lived in Italy for more than 20 years after being adopted by an Italian couple and had studied at a local university before starting a career in supermarket retail.

He had volunteered for a stint at the till on his day off and had been only ‘happy to oblige’ said a friend, adding that he usually worked in the drinks section of the Carrefour supermarket.

Pal Giovanna Fontana said: ‘He was just unlucky. He shouldn’t have been there but he offered to help out on the tills.’

Luis – who lived with his girlfriend in Milan – had only started work at the Carrefour three years ago after a 21 year career with rival firm Esselunga.

His friend said: ‘During lockdown, to keep himself busy he ha started studying again – he was always trying to improve his career and he thought by returning to his studies it would help.’

His adoptive father Federico Ruggieri said in tears: ‘I had him since he was a little boy, I loved him to bits and he loved me. He was always trying to make things better for himself.’

The incident took place in a Carrefour in the Milanofiori di Assago shopping centre at about 6.30pm on Thursday

The incident took place in a Carrefour in the Milanofiori di Assago shopping centre at about 6.30pm on Thursday

Arsenal's Pablo Mari has given a thumbs up from his hospital bed after undergoing successful surgery following a stabbing frenzy in Milan yesterday

Arsenal’s Pablo Mari has given a thumbs up from his hospital bed after undergoing successful surgery following a stabbing frenzy in Milan yesterday

Medics wheel an injured person into an ambulance at the scene of the attack in Milan

Medics wheel an injured person into an ambulance at the scene of the attack in Milan 

Pablo Mari (right), a defender for Arsenal who is on loan to Monza in Italy, was punched in the face and stabbed in the back during a knife attack in a supermarket on Wednesday evening as he shopped with wife Veronica (left) and son Pablo (centre)

Pablo Mari (right), a defender for Arsenal who is on loan to Monza in Italy, was punched in the face and stabbed in the back during a knife attack in a supermarket on Wednesday evening as he shopped with wife Veronica (left) and son Pablo (centre) 

Carrefour CEO Christophe Rabtel said: ‘We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of one of our employees following an act of aggression in the Assago Carrefour supermarket.

‘We embrace his family, with whom we are in contact and have also expressed to them our condolences.

‘We also extend our sympathies to the families of the other victims involved . Such episodes of violence should never happen, especially when someone is at work.’

Meanwhile Tombolini – who has been in psychiatric care – has told police during questioning that he had carried out the stabbing after seeing ‘happy people’ in the supermarket.

He told police: ‘I thought I was ill, I felt ill. I saw those happy people and I felt envy.’

It also emerged that last week Tombolini, who lives with his parents, had been admitted to hospital after punching himself repeatedly in the face.

His father, who was not named, was quoted by local media as telling police: ‘My son has never been violent in the past, he suffers from depression but he’s never been violent.’

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