A Palestinian migrant was arrested on Wednesday morning for planning to poison a public water supply.
The man, who has an Italian residency permit, was captured in the city of Macomer.
A Palestinian national, the 38-year-old suspect was arrested by the Italian police in the Sardinian town under suspicion of planning to poison the island’s public drinking water supply.
The town, with a population of 10,000, was on lock down by the security services and they swiftly arrested the suspect as he left his home.
A judge granted security forces permission to immediately undertake the urgent operation due to the severity of the risk.