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He threw busts to the ground in the Vatican Museums, he risks prosecution

2022-11-30T13:03:56.179Z

The Public Prosecutor of Rome has closed investigations for the American tourist. The damage to the works is 15,000 euros. (HANDLE)



On October 5, he threw two marble busts to the ground in the Vatican Museums, damaging them

.

A 65-year-old American tourist

of Egyptian origin

risks ending up on trial for this affair .

The Rome Public Prosecutor's Office has closed the investigation into the

crime of "deterioration, disfigurement, soiling and illicit use of cultural or landscape assets

".

A case that provides for sentences of between two and five years in prison.

The man was blocked in the immediacy of the facts and justified his gesture with

ranting statements.

The Vatican Gendarmerie handed over the suspect to the Italian authorities "according to the provisions of ex art. 22 of the Lateran pacts".

In the charge the deputy

Nicola Maiorano

writes that the 65-year-old "destroyed two marble busts inside the Vatican Museums, making them voluntarily fall to the ground, causing significant damage, quantified at

15 thousand euros

".

Source: ansa

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