Man confesses to Italian school bombing: police


ROME–A 68-year-old man has confessed to last month’s bombing in front of a southern Italian school that killed a 16-year-old girl and wounded 10 others, but his motive is unclear and investigations are ongoing, police said on Thursday. Suspect Giovanni Vantaggiato confessed to having “manufactured, put in place and detonated the bomb” after he was arrested and interrogated for several hours in the southern city of Lecce, prosecutor Cataldo Motta told a news conference.

But Vantaggiato refused to explain his motive, making only a vague reference to economic reasons, Motta said.

The anti-mafia prosecutor added that Vantaggiato appeared to be mentally well, but the interrogation was still “not satisfactory” and the probe would continue.