Italy – police arrest man suspected of making bombs for possible kindergarten attack

ROME (Reuters) – Italian police said on Thursday they had arrested a man on a tip from the FBI suspected of preparing pipe bombs and a judge’s order said he had been considering an attack on a kindergarten.

The man, an Italian citizen of Latvian origin, had used social media to praise Sayfullo Saipov, the suspect charged with killing eight people with a speeding truck in New York City last year and perpetrators of other attacks in the United States, according to a police statement and a judge’s order.

The FBI told Italian police about the social media activity, the statement said. A police search of the 24-year-old’s apartment in the city of Viterbo, north of Rome, found material used to assemble pipe bombs.