• Short Summary

    An Italian man shot by police during a hijack attempt in Abidjan last week has recovered consciousness in a local hospital -- but his wife, whom he subsequently shot in the jaw, remains in a serious condition.

  • Description

    An Italian man shot by police during a hijack attempt in Abidjan last week has recovered consciousness in a local hospital -- but his wife, whom he subsequently shot in the jaw, remains in a serious condition.

    The man, Signor Luciano Porcari, burst into a customs hall at Abidjan Airport last Wednesday (12 July) with his wife, Isabella Zavoli, and their 15-year-old daughter and demanded an aircraft to take him to Rome.

    Abidjan officials say Porcari attempted the hijack because his wife, who lived apart from him in Italy, had come to Abidjan to seek a divorce and take their daughter back to Rome.

    Airport authorities negotiated with Porcari for several hours until he shot his wife and wounded a custom's officer and policeman before being shot in the legs himself.

    Last Saturday(15 July), the Italian Ambassador, Signor Fulvio Rizzatto, visited Porcari and his wife at the Abidjan hospital.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAIGQJ30XLOCXTA30K347S8CX8
    Media URN:
    VLVAAIGQJ30XLOCXTA30K347S8CX8
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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