The Egyptian attacker was arrested after a local guide lowered him.
An Egyptian tourist had a fit of anger in the Vatican Museums and break two statues Romans. He could no longer be broken because a local guide stopped him. After trying to escape, the police arrested him and he remained in detention for all these hours.
The exact event occurred last Wednesday afternoon – Italian time – when the man arrived from the United States Request a meeting with the Pope. After he was rejected, he flew into a rage and began to destroy what was around him.
“It’s a gesture from A annoyed personconfirmed Vatican Press Spokesperson Matteo Bruni.
According to Giuliano, the guide who stopped him, “The man I got angry After they denied him the presence of Pope Francis.
It is not clear how the Egyptian was able to remove the busts, as they are in theory fixed. The fact is that two of them, over 2,000 years old, ended up on Earth: one was damaged in the nose and the other at the base.
Two Roman statues, of unknown figures, were on the shelf. According to the restorers at the scene, they “didn’t have any related damage” and were “already sent to a lab to get them back.”
As reported by the newspaper ABC From Spain, the sculptures belong to the collection displayed in the Chiaramonti Museum and are located in the gallery that connects the Belvedere Palace with the rest of the Vatican palaces.
The collection collects Roman portraits and bears the title of Pope Pius VII.
According to Italian media publications, after Giuliano the Egyptian was prevented from smashing things, the Vatican Gendarmerie moved to finally stop him.
He was then handed over to the Italian authorities who are waiting these hours to take his statement.