ROME, Italy (AP) — A 10-day manhunt for the suspected killer of a policeman ended Saturday in bloodshed before horrified tourists in central Rome, where the fugitive grabbed a Frenchwoman at gunpoint before he was killed in a shootout with police, officers and witnesses said.
“What does it matter, I’m already dead, I’ll kill her,”‘ Luciano Liboni yelled as police demanded he surrender outside a subway entrance, according to Carabinieri paramilitary police. The woman was unharmed.
Liboni, suspected of killing a policeman July 22, had been spotted Saturday morning and surrounded by police near the Circus Maximus, an ancient Roman field that is a major Rome tourist attraction.
“Our man fired at Liboni, the lady instinctively dropped to the ground,” Maj. Attilio Auricchio was quoted as saying by the Italian news agency Apcom. “Her husband feared for his wife’s life, but she got up right away, running toward her children.”
When you are in Rome and you hear a shot, drop to the ground – without spilling the espresso of course!