Four dead in Milan courthouse shooting, suspect held

The number of casualties has risen to four in a fatal Milan courthouse shooting. Italian police say they have detained a man who allegedly opened fire inside the court, killing a judge and three others.

Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said that the suspect, who was identified as businessman Claudio Giardiello, was being held at a military police barracks. She said police caught the man in Vimercate, a Milan suburb, after he managed to travel some 25 kilometers (15 miles) on a motorcycle after fleeing the crime scene.

The suspect had been on trial for fraudulent bankruptcy. On Thursday morning, he had opened fire inside the Milan courthouse, killing a judge and another person.

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Italian authorities named bankruptcy judge Fernando Ciampi as one of the victims. Lorenzo Claris Appiani, who was representing Giardiello, was another casualty, according to the ANSA news agency.
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