Bet neither the police nor the courts will understand why Muslims from Senegal, a 96% Sunni country, would have the urge to suddenly attsck and slash members of the U.S. Army. That’s how thick authorities are nowadays. They are not much help nowadays.
Thirteen U.S. soldiers arrested after getting into a fight with a group of Senegalese men at a nightclub in Italy
- The fight started inside the LIV nightclub early Sunday morning when a man slashed the arm of a U.S. soldier
- The fight then moved outside, where a group of soldiers and Senegalese men came at each other, some armed with knives and broken bottles
- Four Americans and two Senegalese men were injured in the fight
- The thirteen arrested American soldiers have been freed pending their next hearing on Thursday
Thirteen U.S. soldiers were arrested over the weekend after getting into a bar fight at a club in Italy.
The Italian newspaper Il Giornale di Vicenza reports that the fight started inside LIV, a disco in Bassano del Grappa, when a soldier was slashed on the arm by another man.
The fight then moved outside with some 40 people – including American soldiers and a group of Senegalese men – clashing with knives and broken bottles for weapons.
The soldiers were released pending their next court appearance, which is scheduled for Thursday.
The massive brawl left four soldiers and two of the African men hospitalized for the injuries.
Meanwhile 13 soldiers were arrested by the Italian police, in addition to three of the Senegalese men.
Italian Carabinieri Lt. Col. Martino Salvo said it wasn’t clear what provoked the initial attack. The Italian police are investigating the case.
All of the men arrested in the fight are from the 173rd Airborne Brigade, which is stationed at the joint Italian-American military base Caserma Ederle in Vincenza.
The fight started early Sunday morning when a soldier was slashed inside LIV, a nightclub in Bassano del Grappa (pictured above)
Four Americans and two men of African origin were hospitalized in the massive brawl. Above, a view inside the nightclub
All of the soldiers involved in the incident are stationed at Caserma Ederle, a joint Italian-American military base in Vincenza, Italy (pictured above)
An Italian court this week said the soldiers had been freed pending further court proceedings, while the soldier who was slashed faces a criminal complaint.
Video recorded by Il Giornale shows the soldiers walking into Italian court flanked by military police soldiers in their initial court appearance.
They are set to return to court on Thursday for another hearing.
A base spokesman confirmed the incident involving soldiers and said any disciplinary action by the military would be taken after the Italian proceedings.