Rome police arrest 66 armed Lazio fans

September 24, 2007
ROME, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Italian police have arrested 66 fans of Lazio, some of them armed with knives, machetes, clubs and knuckle-dusters, in a major crackdown on football hooligans. Police told a news conference on Monday that the fans had been stopped on Sunday as they set off for a Serie A match against Atalanta in Bergamo. They were later released from custody pending possible charges. 'We managed to avoid the worst of it,' said Lamberto Giannini, head of the special police unit that carried ...

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